Sun Solaris Solstice Enterprise Master Agent snmpdx(1M) format string

solaris-snmpdx-format-string (9241) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Sun Solaris could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the Sun Solstice Enterprise Master Agent (snmpdx). A remote attacker could pass arbitrary code to the snmpdx daemon using malformed format specifiers, which would be executed on the system with root privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin #00219. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Sun Solaris 2.6
  • Sun Solaris 7.0
  • Sun Solaris 8
  • Sun SunOS 5.6
  • Sun SunOS 5.7
  • Sun SunOS 5.8

Reported:

Jun 04, 2002

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