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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris IPv6 Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016930
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5013   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 26 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10 (x64 only)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris in the processing of IPv6 packets. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote or local user can send specially crafted IPv6 packets to cause a system panic.

Solaris 10 x64 systems are affected when configured to use Internet Protocol Version 6 (ip6(7P)).

Impact:   A remote or local user can cause a system panic.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fix.

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 118855-16 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 26 Sep 2006 01:22:32 -0400
Subject:  A Security Issue With Solaris 10 x64 Systems Using IPv6 Forwarding May Result in a Denial of Service (DoS)

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