Notified: January 30, 2001 Updated: September 26, 2001
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Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin
Date: February 10, 1999
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The man command displays information from the reference manuals. The
catman utility creates preformatted versions of the on-line manuals.
Vulnerabilities have been discovered with these commands that may be
exploited to overwrite arbitrary files when man or catman is executed
2. Affected Supported Versions
Solaris(tm) versions: 7, 7_x86, 2.6, 2.6_x86, 2.5.1, 2.5.1_x86, 2.5,
2.5_x86, 2.4, 2.4_x86, and 2.3
SunOS(tm) versions: 4.1.4 and 4.1.3_U1
Sun recommends that you install the respective patches immediately
on affected systems.
Operating SystemPatch ID
Solaris 7 107038-01
Solaris 7_x86 107039-01
Solaris 2.6 106123-04
Solaris 2.6_x86 106124-04
Solaris 2.5.1 106905-01
Solaris 2.5.1_x86 106906-01
Solaris 2.5 106907-01
Solaris 2.5_x86 106908-01
Solaris 2.4 106912-01
Solaris 2.4_x86 106962-01
Solaris 2.3 106911-01
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