Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 248646 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019907.1.
Sun SNMP Management Agent
Date of Resolved Release
Insecure Temporary File Usage Vulnerability in Sun SNMP Management Agent
An insecure temporary file vulnerability in the Sun Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Agent may allow a local unprivileged user to overwrite any system file or gain root privileges.
Sun Acknowledges with thanks Matthew Flanagan of Singtel Optus Pty Ltd for for bringing this issue to our attention.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
To determine the version of "SUNWmasf" on a system, the following command can be run:
$ pkginfo -l SUNWmasf | grep VERSION
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has been exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following release:
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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