Angelo Rosiello has reported a vulnerability in Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the uucp(1C) and uustat(1C) utilities when handling an overly long "-S" command line argument. This can be exploited by malicious users to cause a buffer overflow and allows execution arbitrary code with the privileges of the "uucp" user.
The vulnerability has been reported in Solaris 8 and 9 on both SPARC and x86 platforms.
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Subject: Sun Solaris uucp / uustat Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
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