ID CVE-2008-4556
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in the adm_build_path function in sadmind in Sun Solstice AdminSuite on Solaris 8 and 9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted request.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:sparc
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:sparc
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:x86
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:x86
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:sparc
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:sparc
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:x86
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:x86
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 15-10-2008 - 14:54)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description Solaris 9 [UltraSPARC] sadmind Remote Root Exploit. CVE-2008-4556. Remote exploit for solaris platform
    file exploits/solaris/remote/6786.pl
    id EDB-ID:6786
    last seen 2016-02-01
    modified 2008-10-19
    platform solaris
    port 111
    published 2008-10-19
    reporter kingcope
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/6786/
    title Solaris 9 - UltraSPARC sadmind Remote Root Exploit
    type remote
  • description Sun Solaris sadmind adm_build_path() Buffer Overflow. CVE-2008-4556. Remote exploit for solaris platform
    id EDB-ID:16325
    last seen 2016-02-01
    modified 2010-07-03
    published 2010-07-03
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16325/
    title Sun Solaris sadmind adm_build_path Buffer Overflow
  • description Solaris sadmind adm_build_path Buffer Overflow. CVE-2008-4556. Remote exploit for solaris platform
    id EDB-ID:9920
    last seen 2016-02-01
    modified 2008-10-14
    published 2008-10-14
    reporter Adriano Lima
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/9920/
    title Solaris sadmind adm_build_path - Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in adm_build_path() function of sadmind daemon. The distributed system administration daemon (sadmind) is the daemon used by Solstice AdminSuite applications to perform distributed system administration operations. The sadmind daemon is started automatically by the inetd daemon whenever a request to invoke an operation is received. The sadmind daemon process continues to run for 15 minutes after the last request is completed, unless a different idle-time is specified with the -i command line option. The sadmind daemon may be started independently from the command line, for example, at system boot time. In this case, the -i option has no effect; sadmind continues to run, even if there are no active requests.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/SOLARIS/SUNRPC/SADMIND_ADM_BUILD_PATH
last seen 2019-01-14
modified 2017-07-24
published 2008-10-14
reliability Great
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/solaris/sunrpc/sadmind_adm_build_path.rb
title Sun Solaris sadmind adm_build_path() Buffer Overflow
nessus via4
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS8_116455.NASL
    description SunOS 5.8: Solaris sadmind default securit. Date this patch was last updated by Sun : Feb/06/04
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2016-12-09
    plugin id 13405
    published 2004-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=13405
    title Solaris 8 (sparc) : 116455-01
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS9_116453.NASL
    description SunOS 5.9: sadmind patch. Date this patch was last updated by Sun : May/21/09
    last seen 2018-09-02
    modified 2015-01-15
    plugin id 13573
    published 2004-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=13573
    title Solaris 9 (sparc) : 116453-03
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS9_X86_116454.NASL
    description SunOS 5.9_x86: sadmind patch. Date this patch was last updated by Sun : May/21/09
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2015-01-15
    plugin id 13631
    published 2004-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=13631
    title Solaris 9 (x86) : 116454-03
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS8_X86_116442.NASL
    description SunOS 5.8_x86: Solaris sadmind default sec. Date this patch was last updated by Sun : Feb/06/04
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2015-01-15
    plugin id 13508
    published 2004-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=13508
    title Solaris 8 (x86) : 116442-01
oval via4
accepted 2010-09-20T04:00:29.494-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Pai Peng
    organization Hewlett-Packard
  • name Jonathan Baker
    organization The MITRE Corporation
definition_extensions
  • comment Solaris 8 (SPARC) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1539
  • comment Solaris 9 (SPARC) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1457
  • comment Solaris 8 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2059
  • comment Solaris 9 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1683
description Stack-based buffer overflow in the adm_build_path function in sadmind in Sun Solstice AdminSuite on Solaris 8 and 9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted request.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5543
status accepted
submitted 2009-05-26T13:34:47.000-04:00
title A Buffer Overflow Security Vulnerability in the Solaris sadmind(1M) Daemon May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code
version 33
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/82325/sadmind_adm_build_path.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:82325
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2009-10-28
reporter Adriano Lima
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/82325/Sun-Solaris-sadmind-adm_build_path-Buffer-Overflow.html
title Sun Solaris sadmind adm_build_path() Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
bid 31751
bugtraq 20081014 [RISE-2008001] Sun Solstice AdminSuite sadmind adm_build_path()Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
confirm http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-448.htm
misc http://risesecurity.org/advisories/RISE-2008001.txt
osvdb 50019
sectrack 1021059
secunia
  • 32283
  • 32812
sreason 4408
sunalert 245806
vupen
  • ADV-2008-2824
  • ADV-2008-3230
xf sunsolstice-adminsuite-admbuildpath-bo(45858)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:12
Published 14-10-2008 - 18:36
Last modified 11-10-2018 - 16:52
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