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Sun Solaris sysinfo Kernel Memory Disclosure Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2003-10-15    Last Update:  2005-02-10    Views:  12,837

Secunia Advisory SA10006

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Sun has reported a vulnerability in Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to potentially gain knowledge of sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an undisclosed vulnerability in the "sysinfo()" system call, which can be exploited to read arbitrary portions of kernel memory.

The vulnerability affects versions 2.6 through 9 on SPARC platforms and versions 2.6 through 8 on x86 platforms.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Original Advisory:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-57340-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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