Oracle Solaris 8/9/10/11 mailx denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Oracle Solaris 8/9/10/11 (Operating System). This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component mailx. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Sun Solaris 8, 9, 10, and 11 allows local users to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to mailx.

The weakness was published 07/17/2012 with Oracle as Patch Day July 2012 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2012-1750 since 03/16/2012. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76816 (Oracle Solaris Critical Patch Update : jul2012_SRU7_5), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Solaris Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120903 (Solaris 11 Support Repository Update (SRU) 7.5 Missing).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (77051) and Tenable (76816). Similar entries are available at 4586, 4709, 4708 and 5262.







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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 76816
Nessus Name: Oracle Solaris Critical Patch Update : jul2012_SRU7_5
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Advisory: Patch Day July 2012
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-1750 (🔍)

X-Force: 77051 - Oracle Solaris mailx(1) unspecified, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1027274 - Solaris Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Access and Modify Data and Deny Service and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 35620 - [cpujul2012-392727] Oracle Sun Solaris 8, 9, 10, and 11 Local Unspecified Vulnerability via Vectors Related to Mailx, Medium
SecurityFocus: 54537 - Oracle Sun Products Suite CVE-2012-1750 Local Solaris Vulnerability
OSVDB: 83933

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Created: 07/30/2012 04:00 PM
Updated: 03/26/2021 03:14 PM
Changes: 07/30/2012 04:00 PM (75), 04/19/2017 10:29 AM (11), 03/26/2021 03:14 PM (2)
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