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VERITAS Cluster Server for UNIX Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Description


A vulnerability has been reported in VERITAS Cluster Server for UNIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in several SUID root applications (e.g. haagent, haalert) when handling the VCSI18N_LANG environmental variable. This can be exploited by malicious users to gain root privileges on an affected system.

The vulnerability has been reported in the following products:
* VERITAS Storage Foundation Cluster File System 4.0 for AIX, Linux, and Solaris
* VERITAS SANPoint Control Quickstart 3.5 for Solaris
* VERITAS Storage Foundation For DB2 1.0 for AIX
* VERITAS Storage Foundation For DB2 4.0 for AIX and Solaris
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle 3.0 for AIX
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle 3.5 for Solaris
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle 4.0 for Solaris and AIX
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 3.5 for Solaris
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 4.0 for AIX, Linux, and Solaris
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for Sybase 4.0 for Solaris
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for UNIX 2.2 for Linux and VMWare ESX
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for UNIX 3.4 for AIX
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for UNIX 3.5 for HP-UX and Solaris
* VERITAS Storage Foundation for UNIX 4.0 for AIX, Linux and Solaris
* VERITAS Cluster Server 2.2 (all versions) for Linux
* VERITAS Cluster Server 3.5 (all versions) for Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX
* VERITAS Cluster Server 4.0 (all versions) for Solaris, AIX, and Linux

Note: An exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Kevin Finisterre, Digital Munition.

Original Advisory:
Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.11.08a.html

Digital Munition:
http://www.digitalmunition.com/DMA%5B2005-1112a%5D.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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