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IRIX ToolTalk rpc.ttdbserverd vulnerabilities

by Nikola Strahija on November 7th, 2002 This bulletin is a followup to SGI Security Bulletin 20021101-01-P. There are two ToolTalk packages. 20021101-01-P covers the ToolTalk package included with CDE. This advisory covers ToolTalk package included with IRIX. It's been reported that there are vulnerabilities in the IRIX ToolTalk rpc.ttdbserverd daemon.

See the following URLs for additional details:

This vulnerability has been assigned the following CVEs:

SGI has investigated the issues and recommends the following steps for
neutralizing the exposure. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that these measures be
implemented on ALL vulnerable SGI systems.

These issues have been corrected with patches and in future releases of IRIX.

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- --- Impact ---
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The rpc.ttdbserverd binary is not installed by default on IRIX 6.5 systems.
It is part of the optional IRIX ToolTalk package (tooltalk_eoe.sw.runtime).

To determine the version of IRIX you are running, execute the following

# uname -R

That will return a result similar to the following:

# 6.5 6.5.16f

The first number ("6.5") is the release name, the second ("6.5.16f" in this
case) is the extended release name. The extended release name is the
"version" we refer to throughout this document.

To see if rpc.ttdbserverd is installed, execute the following command:

# versions long | grep rpc.ttdbserverd
f 1868 699 tooltalk_eoe.sw.runtime usr/ToolTalk/etc/rpc.ttdbserverd
l 0 0 usr/ToolTalk/man1m/rpc.ttdbserverd.z
l 0 0 tooltalk_eoe.sw.links usr/etc/rpc.ttdbserverd

If the output of the command is similar to the above, then rpc.ttdbserverd
is installed and the system may be vulnerable.

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- --- Temporary Workaround ---
- ----------------------------

There is no effective workaround available for these vulnerabilities.
SGI recommends upgrading to IRIX 6.5.18 or installing the appropriate
patch from the listing below.

- ----------------
- --- Solution ---
- ----------------

SGI has provided a series of patches for these vulnerabilities. Our
recommendation is to upgrade to IRIX 6.5.18 or install the appropriate

OS Version Vulnerable? Patch # Other Actions
---------- ----------- ------- -------------
IRIX 3.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 4.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 5.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.0.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.1 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.2 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.3 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.4 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.5 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.1 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.2 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.3 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.4 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.5 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.6 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.7 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.8 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.9 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.10 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.11 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.12 yes Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.13 yes 4669 Note 4
IRIX 6.5.14 yes 4669 Note 4
IRIX 6.5.15 yes 4669 Note 4
IRIX 6.5.16 yes 4669 Note 4
IRIX 6.5.17 yes 4669 Note 4
IRIX 6.5.18 no


1) This version of the IRIX operating has been retired. Upgrade to an
actively supported IRIX operating system. See for more

2) If you have not received an IRIX 6.5.X CD for IRIX 6.5, contact your
SGI Support Provider or URL:

3) Upgrade to IRIX 6.5.18

4) Install patch 4669.

##### Patch File Checksums ####

The actual patch will be a tar file containing the following files:
Filename: README.patch.4669
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 11834 9 README.patch.4669
Algorithm #2 (sum): 14392 9 README.patch.4669
MD5 checksum: C3745DD4BDEC4B35861C4A8539535A5E

Filename: patchSG0004669
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 54842 10 patchSG0004669
Algorithm #2 (sum): 45757 10 patchSG0004669
MD5 checksum: 829619BBEC3FAC7535B0036532BA953B

Filename: patchSG0004669.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 06377 4 patchSG0004669.idb
Algorithm #2 (sum): 7396 4 patchSG0004669.idb
MD5 checksum: 05726EFA801A052CF5B3B7C80E4E3ACA

Filename: patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 54197 1653 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum): 11752 1653 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw
MD5 checksum: 6F8797D3FEF23CB653EB3E0F06F493D0

Filename: patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw32
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 08766 2919 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw32
Algorithm #2 (sum): 33279 2919 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw32
MD5 checksum: 917C288BFCD6748E2862B90AC751E769

Filename: patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw64
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 46256 3007 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw64
Algorithm #2 (sum): 26518 3007 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_dev_sw64
MD5 checksum: 22CFCDA723B215C9C7057F26694D93FB

Filename: patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 07957 1892 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum): 5139 1892 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw
MD5 checksum: 77FF499988319B83913A753514ED6282

Filename: patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw32
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 60722 1749 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw32
Algorithm #2 (sum): 38257 1749 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw32
MD5 checksum: 142D1D1E415744E8ADCEEAD105B5A3AE

Filename: patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw64
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 54481 1782 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw64
Algorithm #2 (sum): 56473 1782 patchSG0004669.tooltalk_eoe_sw64
MD5 checksum: C2C21D75456AD7CA2449C97B7835C582

- ------------------------
- --- Acknowledgments ----
- ------------------------

SGI wishes to thank Entercept, Core SDI, FIRST and the users of the Internet
Community at large for their assistance in this matter.

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- --- Links ---
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SGI Security Advisories can be found at: and

SGI Security Patches can be found at: and

SGI patches for IRIX can be found at the following patch servers: and

SGI freeware updates for IRIX can be found at:

SGI fixes for SGI open sourced code can be found on:

SGI patches and RPMs for Linux can be found at: or

SGI patches for Windows NT or 2000 can be found at:

IRIX 5.2-6.4 Recommended/Required Patch Sets can be found at: and

IRIX 6.5 Maintenance Release Streams can be found at:

IRIX 6.5 Software Update CDs can be obtained from:

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches is ( Security advisories and patches are
located under the URL

For security and patch management reasons, (mirrors security FTP repository) lags behind and does not do a
real-time update.

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