Patch-ID# 142295-01


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Keywords: security buffer overflow whodo tz utmp_update buffer-overflow load_utmpx_struct bug
Synopsis: SunOS 5.8_x86: whodo w uptime patch
Date: Oct/30/2009


Install Requirements: NA

Solaris Release: 8_x86

SunOS Release: 5.8_x86

Unbundled Product:

Unbundled Release:

Xref: This patch available for SPARC as patch 142294

Topic: SunOS 5.8_x86: whodo w uptime patch

Relevant Architectures: i386

Bugs fixed with this patch:

Sun CR # Bug #
447738015070801
465927715102012
470589115112686
682129815551250
688417015591201


Changes incorporated in this version: 6821298 6884170

Patches accumulated and obsoleted by this patch: 111827-01 113651-02

Patches which conflict with this patch:

Patches required with this patch:

Obsoleted by:

Files included with this patch:

/usr/bin/i86/uptime
/usr/bin/i86/w
/usr/lib/utmp_update
/usr/sbin/i86/whodo

Problem Description:

6821298 heap overflow condition in w(1)
6884170 patches 113718-xx and 113996-xx (and corresponding S8 patches) should not have reboot requirement
 
(from 111827-01)
 
4477380 buffer overflow in whodo via $TZ
 
(from 113651-02)
 
4659277 utmp_update handles ut_syslen incorrectly
 
(from 113651-01)
 
4705891 utmp_update.c: buffer-overflow bug in load_utmpx_struct()


Patch Installation Instructions:
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and 'patchrm' commands provided with Solaris.
 
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