Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Oracle Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information, manipulate certain data, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and gain escalated privileges.
1) An error within the filesystem/cachefs subcomponent can be exploited to gain escalated privileges.
2) An error within the Utility/Umount subcomponent can be exploited to gain escalated privileges.
Vulnerabilities #1 and #2 are reported in Oracle Solaris 9 and 10.
3) An error within the Postinstall script for the Bind package can be exploited to gain escalated privileges.
4) An error within the Kernel/DTrace Framework subcomponent can be exploited to cause a DoS.
This vulnerability is reported in Oracle Solaris 10 and 11.
5) An error within the Install/smpatch subcomponent can be exploited to read, update, insert, or delete certain Solaris accessible data.
Vulnerabilities #3 and #5 are reported in Oracle Solaris 10.
6) An error within the Utility/ksh93 subcomponent can be exploited to update, insert, or delete certain Solaris accessible data and cause a DoS.
7) An error within the kernel can be exploited to cause a crash.
Vulnerabilities #6 and #7 are reported in Oracle Solaris 11.
Solution: Apply patches (please see the vendor's advisory for details).
Provided and/or discovered by: It is currently unclear who reported the vulnerabilities as the Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2013 only provides a bundled list of credits. This section will be updated when/if the original reporter provides more information.
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