Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 253468 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020168.1.
Solaris 8 Operating System
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release
A security vulnerability in the Solaris dircmp(1) shell script may allow overwriting of arbitrary files:
A race condition security vulnerability in the Solaris dircmp(1) command may allow a local unprivileged user to overwrite or create arbitrary files on the system based on the privileges of the user calling dircmp(1).
Sun would like to acknowledge, with thanks, River Tarnell of the Wikimedia Foundation for bringing this issue to our attention.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
$ uname -v
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has occurred.
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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