Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 238365 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019305.1.
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability in rpc.ypupdated(1M) May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code When Run in Insecure Mode
A security vulnerability in the rpc.ypupdated(1M) daemon, when configured to run in the insecure mode via the "-i" option, may allow local or remote unprivileged users to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes above and beyond the base build from which it was derived. The base build can be derived as follows:
$ uname -a
There are no predictable symptoms to indicate the described issue has been exploited to execute arbitrary code.
To work around the described issue, do not run rpc.ypupdated(1M) using the "-i" option (insecure mode).
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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23-Jun-2008: Updated Workaround section
03-Dec-2008: Updated Contributing Factors and Resolution sections, now Resolved
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