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.
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Subject: Sun Solaris Editors Tag File Handling Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
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