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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris Special File System Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018643
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018643
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4732   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 15 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 3 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris in the Special File System. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the strfreectty() function to trigger a kernel panic.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patches 109025-07 or later and 117350-49 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 122300-11 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118822-24 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patches 109026-08 or later and 117351-49 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 122301-11 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118844-24 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103009-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103009-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 3 Sep 2007 14:54:07 -0400
Subject:  A Security Vulnerability With the Special File System (SPECFS) strfreectty() Function May Allow a Local Unprivileged User to Panic a System


http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103009-1
 
 


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