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From: Patrick Oonk <patrick () pine nl>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 22:53:40 +0100

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Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 21:49:39 GMT+00:00
From: "secure () sunsc eng sun com" <body_4436058-1602048802 () hermes java sun com>
To: patrick () pine nl
Subject: Sun Security Bulletin #00212
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                    Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin

Bulletin Number:        #00212
Date:                   November 13, 2001
Cross-Ref:              CERT Advisory CA-2001-27
Title:                  rpc.ttdbserverd
________________________________________________________________________________

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1.  Bulletins Topics

    Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris(tm) 8, 7, 2.6,
    2.5.1, and 2.5 (SunOS(tm) 5.8, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5.1, and 5.5) which
    relate to a format string vulnerability in rpc.ttdbserverd.

    Sun recommends that you install the patches listed in section 4
    immediately on systems running the CDE ToolTalk database server,
    rpc.ttdbserverd, on SunOS 5.8, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5.1 and 5.5.

2.  Who is Affected

    Vulnerable:                    SunOS 5.8, 5.8_x86, 5.7, 5.7_x86, 5.6,
                                   5.6_x86, 5.5.1, 5.5.1_x86, 5.5 and
                                   5.5_x86

3.  Understanding the Vulnerability

    The RPC-based ToolTalk database server, rpc.ttdbserverd, manages
    communication between ToolTalk applications.  A format string
    vulnerability has been discovered in rpc.ttdbserverd which may be
    exploited by a local or a remote attacker to gain root access on the
    affected system.  Any system that does not run the ToolTalk RPC
    database service is not vulnerable to this problem.  This issue was
    discovered by ISS X-Force who published an advisory at:

    http://xforce.iss.net/alerts/advise98.php

    CERT Advisory CA-2001-27 is available from:

    http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-27.html

4.  List of Patches

    The following patches are available in relation to the above issue.

    OS Version               Patch ID
    __________               _________
    SunOS 5.8                110286-04
    SunOS 5.8_x86            110287-04
    SunOS 5.7                107893-15
    SunOS 5.7_x86            107894-14
    SunOS 5.6                105802-16
    SunOS 5.6_x86            105803-18
    SunOS 5.5.1              104489-14
    SunOS 5.5.1_x86          105496-12
    SunOS 5.5                104428-12
    SunOS 5.5_x86            105495-10
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APPENDICES

A.  Patches listed in this bulletin are available to all Sun customers at:

    http://sunsolve.sun.com/securitypatch

B.  Checksums for the patches listed in this bulletin are available at:

    ftp://sunsolve.sun.com/pub/patches/CHECKSUMS

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    http://sunsolve.sun.com/security

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