Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200179 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000133.1.
Article ID : 1000133.1
Article Type : Sun Alerts (SURE)
Last reviewed : 2003-02-09
Audience : PUBLIC
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Security Vulnerability in mail(1) in Solaris



Category
Security

Release Phase
Resolved

Product
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 2.6 Operating System
Solaris 7 Operating System
Solaris 8 Operating System

Bug Id
4705717

Date of Resolved Release
11-FEB-2003

Impact

Unprivileged local users with access to a mail server may be able to read the e-mail of other users due to a security vulnerability in mail(1).


Contributing Factors

This issue can occur in the following releases:

SPARC Platform

  • Solaris 2.6 without patch 109266-05
  • Solaris 7 without patch 109253-07
  • Solaris 8 without patch 111874-06
  • Solaris 9 without patch 114133-01

x86 Platform

  • Solaris 2.6 without patch 109267-05
  • Solaris 7 without patch 109254-07
  • Solaris 8 without patch 111875-06
  • Solaris 9 without patch 114134-01

Note: Solaris 2.5.1 will not be evaluated regarding a potential impact of the issue described in this Sun Alert document.


Symptoms

There are no symptoms that would show the described problem has been exploited to read other users' mail.


Workaround

There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.


Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following releases:

SPARC Platform

  • Solaris 2.6 with patch 109266-05 or later
  • Solaris 7 with patch 109253-07 or later
  • Solaris 8 with patch 111874-06 or later
  • Solaris 9 with patch 114133-01 or later

x86 Platform

  • Solaris 2.6 with patch 109267-05 or later
  • Solaris 7 with patch 109254-07 or later
  • Solaris 8 with patch 111875-06 or later
  • Solaris 9 with patch 114134-01 or later


Modification History

References

109266-05
109253-07
111874-06
114133-01
109267-05
109254-07
111875-06
114134-01




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