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Sun Solaris Editors Tag File Handling Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-09-18    Last Update:  2008-09-29    Views:  4,505

Secunia Advisory SA31895

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Sun Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the handling of tag files in the Solaris editors (vi, ex, vedit, view, and edit). This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with privileges of another user when the "-t" option or the ":tag" command in a Solaris text editor is used.

The vulnerability is reported in Solaris 8,9, and 10 for the SPARC and x86 platforms.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Eli the Bearded.

Original Advisory:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-237987-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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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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