Oracle Solaris Critical Update (CVE-2012-3206)

Original Release Date: December 6, 2012
Last Revised: January 28, 2014
Number: ASA-2012-496
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 2.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

New Solaris Critical Patch Updates or Security Alerts have been issued by Oracle on Oracle's Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts website. Specific updates or alerts pertaining to this advisory are described below. The Oracle Advisory covering content outlined in this Avaya Security Advisory may be found in Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2012 and contains the following security issues.

Vulnerability in the SPARC T3, Netra SPARC T3, SPARC T4, Netra SPARC T4 component of Oracle Sun Products Suite (subcomponent: Integrated Lights Out Manager CLI). Supported versions that are affected are SysFW 8.2.0.a for SPARC T3 and T4 based servers; see 1475188.1 for other servers. Easily exploitable vulnerability requiring logon to Operating System. Successful attack of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized read access to a subset of SPARC T3, Netra SPARC T3, SPARC T4, Netra SPARC T4 accessible data. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-3206 to this issue.


Note: Specific products affected by CVE-2012-3206 are: SPARC T3-1, SPARC T3-2, SPARC T3-4, SPARC T3-1B, Netra SPARC T3-1, Netra SPARC T3-1B, SPARC T4-1, SPARC T4-2, SPARC T4-4, SPARC T4-1B, Netra SPARC T4-1, Netra SPARC T4-2, Netra SPARC T4-2B.

2. Avaya System Products using a Solaris Operating System with the affected components:

Some Avaya system products are delivered with a Solaris Operating System. Actions to be taken on these products are described below.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya CMS R16.3 Low Affects T4-1 platform ONLY. Upgrade to r16.3eg.h or later per PCN 1711S.

Recommended Actions:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but customers should not modify the System Product operating system or application unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.

Mitigating Factors:

When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:

Vulnerability Mitigating Factors
CVE-2012-3206
This is a Low Risk as it would require authenticated access and not provide any additional capabilities.

3. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - December 6, 2012 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - January 28, 2014 - Updated CMS and Advisory status to Final.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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