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Home » Hacking News » eSO 3761-Sun Solaris lbxproxy display name buffer overflow vulnerability

eSO 3761-Sun Solaris lbxproxy display name buffer overflow vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on May 1st, 2002 Impact: Local attackers can gain group root privileges Affected Technology: Sun Solaris 8 x86 Vendor Status: Vendor notified Discovered By: Kevin Kotas of the eSecurityOnline Research and Development Team CVE Reference: CAN-2002-0090 Advisory Location: http://www.eSecurityOnline.com/advisories/eSO3761.asp


Description:
Sun Solaris lbxproxy is vulnerable to a buffer overflow condition that
can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. The overflow occurs
due to insufficient bounds checking on the display command line
option. A display name can be given that, when processed, will alter
program execution.

Technical Recommendation:
As a workaround solution, remove the setgid bit from the program.

chmod -s /usr/openwin/bin/lbxproxy

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