Patch-ID# 113996-06

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Keywords: security buffer-overflow utmp_update load_utmpx_struct() ut_syslen
Synopsis: SunOS 5.9_x86: utmp_update Patch
Date: Oct/30/2009

Install Requirements: Use Single User Mode (run level S) when installing this patch on an active boot environment. An alternative may be specified in the Special Install Instructions.

Solaris Release: 9_x86

SunOS Release: 5.9_x86

Unbundled Product:

Unbundled Release:

Xref: This patch available for SPARC as patch 113718

Topic: SunOS 5.9_x86: utmp_update Patch

Relevant Architectures: i386

Bugs fixed with this patch:

Sun CR # Bug #

Changes incorporated in this version: 6884170

Patches accumulated and obsoleted by this patch:

Patches which conflict with this patch:

Patches required with this patch:

Obsoleted by:

Files included with this patch:


Problem Description:

6884170 patches 113718-xx and 113996-xx should not have reboot requirement
(from 113996-05)
6821298 heap overflow condition in w(1)
(from 113996-04)
        This revision is functionally the same as revision -02.  It was
        built despite the changes actually being made to files delivered
        by patch 114432-06.
(from 113996-03)
        Revision skipped.
(from 113996-02)
4659277 utmp_update handles ut_syslen incorrectly
(from 113996-01)
4705891 utmp_update.c: buffer-overflow bug in load_utmpx_struct()

Patch Installation Instructions:
Please refer to the man pages for instructions on using 'patchadd'
and 'patchrm' commands provided with Solaris.
The following example installs a patch to a standalone machine:
       example# patchadd /var/spool/patch/123456-07
The following example removes a patch from a standalone system:
       example# patchrm 123456-07
For additional examples please see the appropriate man pages. Any
other special or non-generic installation instructions should be
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README -- Last modified date: Friday, November 9, 2012