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Re: [Full-disclosure] iDefense Security Advisory 07.20.06: Sun Microsystems Solaris sysinfo() Kernel Memory Disclosure Vulnerability
From: Micheal Turner <wh1t3h4t3 () yahoo co uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:34:58 +0100 (BST)

http://prdelka.blackart.org.uk/exploitz/prdelka-vs-SUN-sysinfo.c

--- labs-no-reply <labs-no-reply () idefense com> wrote:

Sun Microsystems Solaris sysinfo() Kernel Memory
Disclosure Vulnerability

iDefense Security Advisory 07.20.06

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?type=vulnerabilities
July 20, 2006

I. BACKGROUND

Solaris is a UNIX operating system developed by Sun
Microsystems.

II. DESCRIPTION

Local exploitation of an integer overflow
vulnerability in Sun
Microsystems Inc. Solaris allows attackers to read
kernel memory from a
non-privileged userspace process.

The vulnerability specifically exists due to an
integer overflow in
/usr/src/uts/common/syscall/systeminfo.c. The
vulnerable code is as
follows:

125     if (kstr != NULL) {
126         if ((strcnt = strlen(kstr)) >= count) {
127             getcnt = count - 1;
128             if (subyte(buf + count - 1, 0) < 0)
129                 return (set_errno(EFAULT));
130         } else
131             getcnt = strcnt + 1;
132         if (copyout(kstr, buf, getcnt))
133             return (set_errno(EFAULT));
134         return (strcnt + 1);
135     }


If the variable count (which is a value provided by
the user invoking
the function) is 0, the function will call the
copyout function with a
length argument of -1. Because copyout interprets
the length argument as
an unsigned integer, a large amount of data will be
copied out to
userspace, well beyond the boundaries that are
intended.

III. ANALYSIS

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows
attackers to read
sensitive kernel memory. This can lead to the
compromise of passwords or
keys. It can also aid an attacker in gathering
information for
exploitation of other kernel level vulnerabilities.

IV. DETECTION

iDefense has confirmed that Solaris 10 is
vulnerable. Earlier versions
of Solaris are not affected.

V. WORKAROUND

iDefense is currently unaware of any workaround for
this issue.

VI. VENDOR RESPONSE

Sun Alert ID 102343 addresses this issue and is
available at:

   

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102343-1

VII. CVE INFORMATION

A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
(CVE) number has not
been assigned yet.

VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

12/15/2005  Initial vendor notification
12/15/2005  Initial vendor response
07/20/2006  Coordinated public disclosure

IX. CREDIT

The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to
remain anonymous.

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X. LEGAL NOTICES

Copyright © 2006 iDefense, Inc.

Permission is granted for the redistribution of this
alert
electronically. It may not be edited in any way
without the express
written consent of iDEFENSE. If you wish to reprint
the whole or any
part of this alert in any other medium other than
electronically, please
email customerservice () idefense com for permission.

Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is
believed to be accurate
at the time of publishing based on currently
available information. Use
of the information constitutes acceptance for use in
an AS IS condition.
There are no warranties with regard to this
information. Neither the
author nor the publisher accepts any liability for
any direct, indirect,
or consequential loss or damage arising from use of,
or reliance on,
this information.

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