Operating System:

[Solaris]

Published:

05 January 2009

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                        ESB-2009.1163 -- [Solaris]
 Insecure Temporary File Usage Vulnerability in Sun SNMP Management Agent
                              5 January 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Sun SNMP Management Agent
Publisher:            Sun Microsystems
Operating System:     Solaris
Impact:               Root Compromise
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-5746

Original Bulletin:   
  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-66-248646-1

Revision History:     January 5 2009: Added CVE Reference
                      December 29 2008: Initial Release

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   Solution Type: Sun Alert
   Solution  248646 :   Insecure Temporary File Usage Vulnerability in
   Sun SNMP Management Agent          
   Bug ID: 6730690

   Product
   Sun SNMP Management Agent

   Date of Resolved Release: 24-Dec-2008

   SA Document Body
   Insecure Temporary File Usage Vulnerability in Sun SNMP Management Agent

   1. Impact
   An insecure temporary file vulnerability in the Sun Simple Network
   Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Agent may allow a local
   unprivileged user to overwrite any system file or gain root
   privileges.
   Sun Acknowledges with thanks Matthew Flanagan of Singtel Optus Pty Ltd
   for for bringing this issue to our attention.
   
   2. Contributing Factors
   This issue can occur in the following releases:
   SPARC Platform
     * Sun SNMP Management Agent "SUNWmasf" 1.4u2 thru 1.5.4 (For Solaris
       8, 9 and 10)

   Note: The System Management Agent (SMA) SNMP daemon (snmpd(1M)) that
   ships with Solaris 10 or later is not affected.
   To determine the version of "SUNWmasf" on a system, the following
   command can be run:
   $ pkginfo -l SUNWmasf | grep VERSION
   VERSION:  1.6,REV=2008.11.17

   3. Symptoms
   There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
   issue has been exploited.
   
   4. Workaround
   There is no workaround for this issue.  Please see the Resolution
   section below.
   
   5. Resolution
   This issue is addressed in the following release:
   SPARC Platform
     * Sun SNMP Management Agent ("SUNWmasf") 1.5.5 or later (For Solaris
       8, 9 and 10)

   Sun SNMP Management Agent is available for download at
   http://www.sun.com/download/
   For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Technical
   Instruction ID 213557.

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