Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200018 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000015.1.
Article ID : 1000015.1
Article Type : Sun Alerts (SURE)
Last reviewed : 2005-10-16
Audience : PUBLIC
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Security Vulnerability in Solaris 10 Allows Unprivileged User Visibility of Process Working Directories



Category
Security

Release Phase
Resolved

Product
Solaris 10 Operating System

Bug Id
6271759

Date of Resolved Release
12-OCT-2005

Impact

A security issue with Process File System (procfs) may allow a local unprivileged user to have visibility of process working directories for all other system and user processes. This may lead to users being able to see file names in directories that might otherwise be inaccessible.


Contributing Factors

This issue can occur in the following releases:

SPARC Platform

  • Solaris 10 without patch 118822-19

X86 Platform

  • Solaris 10 without patch 118844-19

Note: Solaris 8 and 9 are not impacted by this issue.

Solaris 7 will not be evaluated regarding the potential impact of the issue described in this Sun Alert document.


Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has been exploited.


Workaround

There is no workaround, please see Resolution section below.


Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following releases:

SPARC Platform

  • Solaris 10 with patch 118822-19 or later

X86 Platform

  • Solaris 10 with patch 118844-19 or later


References

118844-19
118822-19




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