Sun Microsystems Inc. Information for VU#405955

util-linux package vulnerable to privilege escalation when "ptmptmp" file is not removed properly when using "chfn" utility

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

This issue affects the following Sun Cobalt platforms:

Sun Cobalt RaQ
Sun Cobalt RaQ 2
Sun Cobalt RaQ 3
Sun Cobalt RaQ 4
Sun Cobalt RaQ 550
Sun Cobalt RaQ XTR
Sun Cobalt Cache RaQ series
Sun Cobalt Qube
Sun Cobalt Qube 2
Sun Cobalt Qube 3
Sun Cobalt Control Station

Sun Cobalt are generating patches for this issue presently which will be
available for download from:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/patches/cobalt

A SunAlert will be published which details the issue and the patch
information which will be available from:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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