A vulnerability has been reported in Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "getpwnam()" family of non-reentrant functions provided by the "libpkcs11(3LIB)" library. This can be exploited by local users to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges if a privileged application is linked with the library and uses the data returned by "getpwnam()" and related functions.
The vulnerability has been reported in Solaris 10 on both SPARC and x86 platforms.
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Subject: Sun Solaris "libpkcs11" Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
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