Manipulated Tag Files used with Solaris Text Editors May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code (Sun 237987)

Original Release Date: September 30, 2008
Last Revised: October 21, 2008
Number: ASA-2008-387
Risk Level: Medium
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.

237987
Manipulated Tag Files used with Solaris Text Editors May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code
Product: Solaris 8 Operating System , Solaris 9 Operating System, Solaris 10 Operating System
Category: Security
Date Released: 17-Sep-2008
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-237987-1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-4131 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.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya CMS R12, R13/R13.1, R14/R14.1 Medium Install Sun patch 113031-04 to resolve this issue
Avaya IR 2.0, 3.0 Medium IR 2.0 on Solaris 8 install Sun patch 110903-08
IR 2.0 and 3.0 on Solaris 10 install Solaris 10 patch cluster release June 08 from support.avaya.com

Recommended Actions:
For all vulnerable system products, Avaya recommends that customers restrict local and network access to the server. This restriction should be enforced through the use of physical security, firewalls, ACLs, VPNs, and other generally-accepted networking practices until such time as the update can be installed.

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.

4. Disclaimer:

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5. Revision History:

V 1.0 - September 30, 2008 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - October 21, 2008 - Updated CMS actions, last revised, version and 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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