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Sun Enterprise Storage Manager may allow an unprivileged local user to gain root access

Vulnerability Note VU#976470

Original Release Date: 2004-09-03 | Last Revised: 2004-09-08


A vulnerability exists in Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager (ESM) that may allow unauthorized local users to gain root privileges.


The Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager (ESM) version 2.1 for the Sun SPARC platform may allow non-root local users assigned the "EMSUser" role to gain root privileges on a StorEdge management station.


This vulnerability may allow local users to gain unauthorized root access to the system.


Sun released a patch labeled 117367-01 to address this issue.

Remove the "ESMUser" role from all non-root or untrusted users on the management station.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Sun Microsystems Inc.

Updated:  September 03, 2004



Vendor Statement

Vendor Information

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


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CVSS Metrics

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Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



This vulnerability was publicly reported by Sun Alert Notification.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 2.03
Date Public: 2004-06-21
Date First Published: 2004-09-03
Date Last Updated: 2004-09-08 20:43 UTC
Document Revision: 73

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