Sun Solaris 2.6/7.0/8.0 snmpXdmid indication Event memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Solaris 2.6/7.0/8.0 (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the file snmpXdmid. The manipulation as part of a indication Event leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in Solaris snmpXdmid SNMP to DMI mapper daemon allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a long "indication" event.

The weakness was published 05/03/2001 by Job de Haas as confirmed advisory ( The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2001-0236. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10659 (Solaris snmpXdmid Long Indication Event Overflow (ELVISCICADA)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context r.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 569. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 3512.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (6245) and Tenable (10659). Similar entry is available at 16634.








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Access: Public
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Nessus ID: 10659
Nessus Name: Solaris snmpXdmid Long Indication Event Overflow (ELVISCICADA)
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OpenVAS ID: 10659
OpenVAS Name: snmpXdmid overflow
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Saint ID: exploit_info/solaris_snmpxdmid
Saint Name: snmpXdmid buffer overflow

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Snort ID: 569
Snort Message: PROTOCOL-RPC snmpXdmi overflow attempt TCP
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Suricata ID: 2100593
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Researcher: Job de Haas
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2001-0236 (🔍)
X-Force: 6245
Vulnerability Center: 320 - Buffer Overflow in Solaris snmpXdmid, Critical
SecurityFocus: 2417 - Solaris snmpXdmid Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 07/03/2014 05:27 PM
Updated: 06/25/2021 02:43 PM
Changes: 07/03/2014 05:27 PM (77), 05/06/2019 09:46 AM (14), 06/25/2021 02:43 PM (2)
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