Sun Microsystems Inc. Information for VU#595507

Common Desktop Environment (CDE) ToolTalk RPC Server rpc.ttdbserverd contains format string vulnerability

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

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Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin

Bulletin Number: #00212
Date: November 13, 2001
Cross-Ref: CERT Advisory CA-2001-27
Title: rpc.ttdbserverd
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1. Bulletins Topics

Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris(tm) 8, 7, 2.6,
2.5.1, and 2.5 (SunOS(tm) 5.8, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5.1, and 5.5) which
relate to a format string vulnerability in rpc.ttdbserverd.

Sun recommends that you install the patches listed in section 4
immediately on systems running the CDE ToolTalk database server,
rpc.ttdbserverd, on SunOS 5.8, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5.1 and 5.5.

2. Who is Affected

Vulnerable: SunOS 5.8, 5.8_x86, 5.7, 5.7_x86, 5.6,
5.6_x86, 5.5.1, 5.5.1_x86, 5.5 and
5.5_x86

3. Understanding the Vulnerability

The RPC-based ToolTalk database server, rpc.ttdbserverd, manages
communication between ToolTalk applications. A format string
vulnerability has been discovered in rpc.ttdbserverd which may be
exploited by a local or a remote attacker to gain root access on the
affected system. Any system that does not run the ToolTalk RPC
database service is not vulnerable to this problem. This issue was
discovered by ISS X-Force who published an advisory at:

http://xforce.iss.net/alerts/advise98.php

CERT Advisory CA-2001-27 is available from:

http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-27.html

4. List of Patches

The following patches are available in relation to the above issue.

OS Version Patch ID
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SunOS 5.8 110286-04
SunOS 5.8_x86 110287-04
SunOS 5.7 107893-15
SunOS 5.7_x86 107894-14
SunOS 5.6 105802-16
SunOS 5.6_x86 105803-18
SunOS 5.5.1 104489-14
SunOS 5.5.1_x86 105496-12
SunOS 5.5 104428-12
SunOS 5.5_x86 105495-10
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