Sun OpenSolaris mdb code execution

opensolaris-mdb-code-execution (49468) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun OpenSolaris could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error in zone implementation. By attaching an mdb process within the global zone to a non-global zone process, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.4
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to Sun Alert ID: 255608 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Sun Alert ID: 255608: A Security Vulnerability in OpenSolaris may Allow a Privileged User Inside a non-global Zone to Execute Arbitrary Code Within a Global Zone .
  • BID-34272: OpenSolaris Module Debugger Process Cross Zone Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-1170: Unspecified vulnerability in Sun OpenSolaris snv_100 through snv_101 allows local users, with privileges in a non-global zone, to execute arbitrary code in the global zone when a global-zone user is using mdb on a non-global zone process.
  • OSVDB ID: 53580: OpenSolaris Non-global Zone MDB Handling Local Privilege Escalation
  • SECTRACK ID: 1021944: Solaris 'mdb' Process Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_100 x86
  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_100 SPARC
  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_101 x86
  • Sun OpenSolaris build_snv_101 SPARC

Reported:

Mar 26, 2009

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