Security Vulnerability in the Solaris Pseudo-terminal Driver (pty(7D)) may Cause a System Panic (Sun 249586)

Original Release Date: January 28, 2009
Last Revised: February 9, 2009
Number: ASA-2009-034
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.

249586
Security Vulnerability in the Solaris Pseudo-terminal Driver (pty(7D)) may Cause a System Panic
Product: Solaris 8 Operating System, Solaris 9 Operating System, Solaris 10 Operating System, OpenSolaris
Category: Security
Date Released: 22-Jan-2009
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-249586-1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0268 to this issue.

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

Some Avaya system products are delivered with an Operating System from Sun Microsystems. Actions to be taken on these products are described below.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya CMS R13/R13.1, R14/R14.1, R15 Low Customers running R13/13.1 and R14/14.1 should install patch 140426-01.
Customers running R15 should install patch 140383-01.
Avaya IR 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 Low IR systems do not configure, use, or support pseudo-terminals. Therefore Avaya will not test the recommended patch.

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 an update becomes available and 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 - January 28, 2009 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - February 9, 2008 - Changed CMS recommended actions and ASA 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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