CVE-ID

CVE-1999-0818

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Description
Buffer overflow in Solaris kcms_configure via a long NETPATH environmental variable.
References
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Date Entry Created
19991207 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (19991208)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(2) Armstrong, Stracener
MODIFY(4) Cole, Dik, Frech, Prosser
NOOP(1) Baker
REVIEWING(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Cole> This can cause code to be executed.
 Frech> XF:sol-kcms-conf-netpath-bo
 Dik> the bug has nothing to do with kcms_configure; it's a bug
   in libnsl.so.  All set-uid executables that trigger this code path are
   vulnerable.  Sun bug 4295834; fixed in Solaris 8.
 Prosser> Okay, I am confused.  Based on Casper's comments and checking
   on the Sun patch site, I found the 4295834 bug(4295834 NETPATH security
   problem in libnsl) fixed in  SunOS 5.4, Patch 101974-37(x86) 101973 (sparc).
   Multiple libnsl vulnerabilities was first reported in an 98 Sun Bulletin
   #00172 for 5.4 up through 2.6.   Was this NETPATH a problem that resurfaced
   in 7 (looks like in 5.4 as well) and was fixed in 8?
 Christey> Need to dig up my offline email on this.
 Christey> May be a duplicate of CVE-1999-0321, whose sole reference
   (XF:sun-kcms-configure-bo) no longer exists.  Also examine
   BID:452 and
   BUGTRAQ:19981223 Merry Christmas to Sun! (Was: L0pht NFR N-Code
   Modules Updated)
   
   which are the same as XF:sol-kcms-conf-p-bo(3652), which could
   be the new name for XF:sun-kcms-configure-bo.

Proposed (Legacy)
19991208
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