Vulnerability Note VU#612843

Sun iPlanet and ONE Web Servers contain a buffer overflow in the search engine

Original Release date: 23 Jul 2002 | Last revised: 11 Apr 2003

Overview

The Sun iPlanet Web Server and Sun ONE Web Server both ship with a search engine that is not enabled by default. A remotely exploitable buffer overflow exists in the search engine that could permit an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Description

The Sun iPlanet Web Server Enterprise Edition 4.1 and Sun ONE Web Server 6.0 ship with a search engine that contains a buffer overflow. The search engine is not enabled by default, but is a likely configuration option that would be enabled by the site administrator. If the search engine is enabled, then a remote attacker may be able to exploit the buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Impact

If the search engine is enabled, then a remote attacker may be able to exploit the buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Solution

Sun Microsystems has released the following service packs to address this issue:

Disable the search engine.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Sun Microsystems Inc.Affected23 Jul 200223 Jul 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

The CERT/CC thanks NGSSoftware for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 27 May 2002
  • Date First Published: 23 Jul 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 11 Apr 2003
  • Severity Metric: 57.71
  • Document Revision: 15

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