Oracle Solaris XScreenSaver privilege escalation

solaris-xscreensaver-privilege-escalation (64805) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Oracle Solaris could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an error in the XScreenSaver component. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.6
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2011 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2011: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2011.
  • BID-45903: Oracle Sun Solaris CVE-2010-3586 Local Security Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-3586: Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Solaris 9 allows local users to affect confidentiality and integrity via unknown vectors related to XScreenSaver.
  • OSVDB ID: 70532: Solaris XScreenSaver Unspecified Local Issue
  • SA42004: Winamp Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA42984: Oracle Solaris Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1024975: Solaris Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Gain Full Control and Local Users Partially Access and Modify Data and Deny Service

Platforms Affected:

  • Oracle Solaris 10
  • Oracle Solaris 11 Express
  • Oracle Solaris 8
  • Oracle Solaris 9

Reported:

Jan 19, 2011

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