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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2009.1337
   Security Vulnerability in the Solaris XScreenSaver (xscreensaver(1))
      Program May Allow Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Information
                             24 September 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Solaris XScreenSaver
Publisher:         Sun Microsystems
Operating System:  Solaris
                   OpenSolaris
Impact/Access:     Read-only Data Access -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 
   http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-66-264048-1

Comment: Please note:
         
         "A final resolution is pending completion for Solaris 8, 9."

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Solution Type: Sun Alert
Solution  264048 :   Security Vulnerability in the Solaris XScreenSaver 
(xscreensaver(1)) Program May Allow Unauthorized Access to Sensitive 
Information          
Bug ID: 6859039

Product:
Solaris 8
Solaris 9
Solaris 10
OpenSolaris Operating Systems

Date of Preliminary Release: 17-Jul-2009

Date of Workaround Release: 22-Sep-2009

SA Document Body
A security vulnerability in the Solaris XScreenSaver (see xscreensaver(1)) 
program ... (see below)

1. Impact

A security vulnerability in the Solaris XScreenSaver (see xscreensaver(1)) 
program may allow local unprivileged users to read sensitive information.

2. Contributing Factors

This issue can occur in the following releases:
SPARC Platform
  * GNOME 2.0 (Solaris 8)
  * GNOME 2.0 (Solaris 9)
  * GNOME 2.0.2 (Solaris 9)
  * Solaris 10 without patch 120094-26
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_01 through snv_120

x86 Platform
  * GNOME 2.0 (Solaris 8)
  * GNOME 2.0 (Solaris 9)
  * GNOME 2.0.2 (Solaris 9)
  * Solaris 10 without patch 120095-26
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_01 through snv_120

Note: OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes above
and beyond the build from which it was derived.

The base build can be derived as follows:
      $ uname -v
       snv_101

Note: Systems are only impacted by this issue if they have the package
SUNWxwsvr installed.

To determine if this package is installed, the following command can
be run:
     $ pkginfo SUNWxwsvr
       system    SUNWxwsvr XScreenSaver

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
vulnerability has been exploited to reveal sensitive information.

4. Workaround

There is no workaround for this issue. Please see Resolution section
below.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following releases:
SPARC Platform
  * Solaris 10 with patch 120094-26 or later
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_121 or later

x86 Platform
  * Solaris 10 with patch 120095-26 or later
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_121 or later

A final resolution is pending completion for Solaris 8, 9.

For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Technical Instruction
ID 213557
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-61-213557-1

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