A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris X Window System (X(5)) PCF Font Handler May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code or a Denial of Service (DoS) Condit

Original Release Date: January 24, 2008
Last Revised: May 16, 2008
Number: ASA-2008-038
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 2.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

A new Sun Alert Notification from Sun Microsystems has been issued and is described below. Additional information about this issue may be found on the sunsolve.sun.com website, although a maintenance contract with Sun may be required to view the information.

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A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris X Window System (X(5)) PCF Font Handler May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code or a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition
Product: Solaris 9 Operating System, Solaris 10 Operating System, Solaris 8 Operating System
Category: Security
Date Released: 17-Jan-2008
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103192-1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0006 to this issue.

2. Avaya System Products using a Sun Microsystems Operating System:

Avaya system products include an Operating System with the product when it is delivered. Avaya Call Management System (CMS) and Avaya Interactive Response (IR) are both shipped with an operating system from Sun Microsystems. Actions to be taken on those products are described below.

Recommended Actions:
Follow the recommended actions for the products listed below. This advisory will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya CMS R12, R13/13.1, R14 Low Customers can install Sun patch 112785-63 to resolve this issue.
Avaya IR 2.0, 3.0 Low Customers with IR 2.0 on Solaris 8 can install Sun patch 119067-09 or later to resolve this issue.
Customers with IR 2.0 and 3.0 on Solaris 10 can install Sun patch 119059-37 or later (for Xsun(1)) to resolve this issue.
Customers with IR 2.0 and 3.0 on Solaris 10 can install Sun patch 125719-07 or later (for Xorg(1)) to resolve this issue.

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 - January 24, 2008 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - May 16, 2008 - Changed recommended actions for CMS and IR.

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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