Sun Solaris Tag Files code execution

solaris-tagfiles-code-execution (45218) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun Solaris could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrarty code on the system, caused by the improper handling tag files in various Solaris editors. By processing the "-t" option or the ":tag" command, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.6
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 237987 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Sun Alert ID: 237987: Manipulated Tag Files used with Solaris Text Editors May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • ASA-2008-387: Manipulated Tag Files used with Solaris Text Editors May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code (Sun 237987)
  • BID-31229: Sun Solaris Text Editors Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4131: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Sun Solaris 8 through 10 allow local users to gain privileges via vectors related to handling of tags with (1) the -t option and (2) the :tag command in the (a) vi, (b) ex, (c) vedit, (d) view, and (e) edit programs.
  • OSVDB ID: 48197: Solaris Multiple Editors ctags Tag File Handling Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA31895: Sun Solaris Editors Tag File Handling Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • SA31907: Avaya CMS Solaris Editors Tag File Handling Privilege Escalation
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020898: Solaris Text Editors (vi, ex, vedit, view, and edit) Tag Processing Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun Solaris 10 x86
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 8 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 8 x86
  • Sun Solaris 9 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 9 x86

Reported:

Sep 17, 2008

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