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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2005.0199 -- Sun Alert Notification 57738
Security Vulnerability in the "stfontserverd" Daemon
3 March 2005
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: STSF Font Server Daemon (stfontserverd)
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris 9
Impact: Overwrite Arbitrary Files
Delete Arbitrary Files
Access: Existing Account
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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 57738
* Synopsis: Security Vulnerability in the "stfontserverd" Daemon
* Category: Security
* Product: Solaris
* BugIDs: 5104693
* Avoidance: Patch
* State: Resolved
* Date Released: 24-Feb-2005
* Date Closed: 24-Feb-2005
* Date Modified:
1. Impact A security vulnerability in the STSF Font Server Daemon
(stfontserverd) may allow a local unprivileged user the ability to
overwrite or remove any file on the system which could result in a
Denial of Service (DoS).
Note: Standard Type Services Framework (STSF) is a text imaging and
font handling framework for applications.
2. Contributing Factors This issue can occur in the following
* Solaris 9 without patch 117201-09
* Solaris 9 without patch 117202-09
Note: Solaris 7, Solaris 8, and Solaris 10 are not affected by this
3. Symptoms There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the
described issue has been exploited.
Solution Summary Top
4. Relief/Workaround There is no workaround. Please see the
"Resolution" section below.
5. Resolution This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Solaris 9 with patch 117201-09 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 117202-09 or later
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