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Vulnerability of Solaris: vulnerability of kcms_calibrate

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can exploit a vulnerability of kcms_calibrate in order to execute code with root privileges.
Vulnerable products: Solaris, Trusted Solaris.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 23/01/2007.
Références of this bulletin: 102728, 6272418, CVE-2007-0503, VIGILANCE-VUL-6486.

Description of the vulnerability 

The KCMS library (Kodak Color Management System) proposes features to manage system colors. The kcms_calibrate program configures and calibrates a graphic X11 environment, in order to use it with KCMS. This program is suid root.

A vulnerability of kcms_calibrate permits a local attacker to execute code with root privileges.
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This security alert impacts software or systems such as Solaris, Trusted Solaris.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security announce.

Solutions for this threat 

Solaris: patch for kcms_calibrate.
A patch is available:
  SPARC Platform
    * Solaris 8 : patch 111400-04
    * Solaris 9 : patch 114636-04
  x86 Platform
    * Solaris 8 : patch 111401-04
    * Solaris 9 : patch 114637-04
A workaround is to run:
  chmod u-s /usr/openwin/bin/kcms_calibrate
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