Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 237985 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019267.1.
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris snmpXdmid(1M) may lead to a Denial of Service (DoS) condition
A security vulnerability in the Sun Solstice Enterprise SNMP-DMI mapper subagent daemon (snmpXdmid(1M)) running on Solaris may allow a local or remote unprivileged user to kill the daemon process by sending malformed packets. This is a type of Denial of Service (DoS).
Sun acknowledges, with thanks, IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force (http://xforce.iss.net) for bringing this issue to our attention.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
To determine if the package is installed on the system, the following command can be run:
$ pkginfo SUNWsadmiTo determine if snmpXdmi is enabled on a system, the following command can be run:
On Solaris 10:
$ svcs svc:/application/management/dmi:defaultOn Solaris 8 and 9:
$ ps -aef | grep snmpXdmidThe above output indicates that the SUNWsadmi package is installed on the system and the DMI service is enabled.
Should the described issue occur, snmpXdmid will core dump. The pstack output of the core file will appear similar to the following:
core 'core' of 362: /usr/lib/dmi/snmpXdmid -s <hostname>4. Workaround
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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