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 #

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:


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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       example# patchadd /var/spool/patch/123456-07
The following example removes a patch from a standalone system:
       example# patchrm 123456-07
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README -- Last modified date: Saturday, November 10, 2012