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.
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.
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.
Sun Microsystems has released the following service packs to address this issue:
Sun iPlanet Web Server Enterprise Edition 4.1 (Service Pack 10):
Disable the search engine.
Sun Microsystems Inc.
The CERT/CC thanks NGSSoftware for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
|Date First Published:||2002-07-23|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-04-11 22:33 UTC|