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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Sun SPARC Enterprise Server Vendors:   Oracle, Sun
(Oracle Issues Fix for Sun SPARC) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026430
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026430
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0159   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 16 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ntpq. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. Sun SPARC server is affected.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Apple reported this vulnerability.

On June 25, 2009, Sun reported that Solaris is not affected by this vulnerability [http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/solaris_not_impacted_by_cve].

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for Sun SPARC Server.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/multiple_vulnerabilities_in_network_time

Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Apr 13 2009 ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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