Secunia Research: Sun Solaris "sadmind" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability May 23 2009 07:35AM
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Secunia Research 23/05/2009

- Sun Solaris "sadmind" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* Solaris 8
* Solaris 9

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where: Local network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"The free and open Solaris OS is a proven, industry leading operating
system with features designed to save your business time and money;"

Product Link:
http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Sun Solaris, which
can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable
system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in "sadmind" when
decoding request parameters. This can be exploited to cause a
heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted RPC request.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution

Apply patches.

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6) Time Table

30/10/2008 - Vendor notified.
31/10/2008 - Vendor response.
23/05/2009 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2008-3869 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-45/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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