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Sun Security Bulletin #00168
From: aleph1 () NATIONWIDE NET (Aleph One)
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 15:42:00 -0500
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You want download the original alert from sunsolve.sun.com.
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Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 10:21:45 -0700
From: Sun Security Coordination Team <secure () sunsc Eng Sun COM>
To: CWS () sunsc Eng Sun COM
Subject: Sun Security Bulletin #00168
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Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin
Bulletin Number: #00168
Date: April 29, 1998
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1. Bulletins Topics
Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris(tm) 2.6, 2.5.1, 2.5,
2.4, and 2.3 (SunOS(tm) 5.6, 5.5.1, 5.5, 5.4, 5.3), which relate to
a vulnerability in rpc.mountd.
Sun recommends that you install the patches listed in section 4
immediately on systems running SunOS 5.6, 5.5.1, 5.5, 5.4, and 5.3.
2. Who is Affected
Vulnerable: SunOS 5.6, 5.6_x86, 5.5.1, 5.5.1_x86, 5.5, 5.5_x86,
5.4, 5.4_x86, and 5.3.
Not vulnerable: All other supported versions of SunOS.
3. Understanding the Vulnerability
mountd is an RPC server that handles NFS file system mount requests.
A vulnerability has been discovered with mountd which, if exploited,
allows the attacker to obtain information about any file that exists
on the NFS server even though the file in question is not a part of
the NFS exported file system.
4. List of Patches
The following patches are available in relation to the above problem.
SunOS Patch ID
SunOS 5.6 105615-03
SunOS 5.6_x86 105616-03
SunOS 5.5.1 104220-03
SunOS 5.5.1_x86 104221-03
SunOS 5.5 104223-02
SunOS 5.5_x86 104224-02
SunOS 5.4 102685-02
SunOS 5.4_x86 102686-02
SunOS 5.3 102654-02
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- Sun Security Bulletin #00168 Aleph One (Apr 29)