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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Sun SNMP Management Agent Temporary File Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021496
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5746   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 3 2009
Original Entry Date:  Dec 25 2008
Impact:   Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Sun SNMP Management Agent. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a temporary file flaw to overwrite arbitrary files and gain root privileges.

Matthew Flanagan of Singtel Optus Pty Ltd reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fix, available at:

SPARC Platform

* Sun SNMP Management Agent ("SUNWmasf") 1.5.5 or later (For Solaris 8, 9 and 10)

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:38:30 -0500

Insecure Temporary File Usage Vulnerability in Sun SNMP Management Agent  

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