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Rule:

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Sid:
1430

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Summary:
This event is generated when an attempt is made to exploit a known
vulnerabilty on a Sun Solaris system.

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Impact:
Remote root access.

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Detailed Information:
This event is generated when an attempt is made to exploit a known
vulnerability in /bin/login when used by telnetd on Sun Solaris sytems.
A buffer overflow condition is present in /bin/login used by telnetd
that may present an attacker with the opportunity to execute code of
their choosing after a sucessful exploit.

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Affected Systems:
	Sun Solaris 8.x and earlier

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Attack Scenarios:
An attacker may utilize one of the available exploit scripts.

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Ease of Attack:
Simple. Exploit scripts are publicly available.

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False Positives:
None known.

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False Negatives:
None known.

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Corrective Action:
Consider using Secure Shell instead of telnet.

Block inbound telnet access if it is not required.

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

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Contributors:
Sourcefire Research Team
Brian Caswell <bmc@sourcefire.com>
Nigel Houghton <nigel.houghton@sourcefire.com>

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Additional References:

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