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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0242 -- [Solaris]
Security Vulnerability in the SunPlex Manager Software
Delivered With Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04
31 March 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Sun Cluster 3.1 SunPlex Manager GUI
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris 8, 9
Impact: Inappropriate Access
Access: Existing Account
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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 102278
* Synopsis: Security Vulnerability in the SunPlex Manager Software
Delivered With Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04
* Category: Security
* Product: Sun Cluster 3.1
* BugIDs: 5076947
* Avoidance: Upgrade
* State: Resolved
* Date Released: 29-Mar-2006
* Date Closed: 29-Mar-2006
* Date Modified:
A local user who has been granted the "solaris.cluster.gui"
authorization may be able to view files which would normally be
inaccessible to that user due to a security vulnerability in the Sun
Cluster SunPlex Manager GUI.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04 (for Solaris 8 and 9)
* Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04 (for Solaris 9)
1. Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04 is not supported on Solaris 10.
2. Sun Cluster 3.1 versions later than 4/04 are not affected by this
3. Sun Cluster 3.0 and earlier are not affected by this issue.
To determine if Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04 is installed on a system, the
following command can be run:
$ /usr/cluster/bin/scinstall -p | grep 3.1u2
If the system returns 3.1u2 (as in the example above), then it is
impacted by this issue.
To determine if a local user has been granted the
"solaris.cluster.gui" the auths(1) command can be used, as in the
$ auths username
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
issue has occurred.
To work around the described issue, temporarily disable SunPlex
Manager by running the script as shown below (as 'root'):
# /etc/init.d/initspm stop
Note: Disabling this service will mean that users will be unable to
administer the Sun Cluster software using the SunPlex Manager
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Sun Cluster 3.1 9/04 (for Solaris 8 and 9) or later
* Sun Cluster 3.1 9/04 (for Solaris 9) or later
Note: It is necessary to install or upgrade to Sun Cluster 3.1 9/04 or
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