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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Sun Solaris Can Be Crashed By a Remote User Sending a Flood of ARP Packets
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013179
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013179
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 15 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Solaris 7, 8, and 9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Solaris in the processing of ARP packets. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user on a local network can send a large number of specific ARP packets to cause the target system to hang.

Solaris 7, 8, and 9 are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the kernel to hang.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes:

SPARC Platform

Solaris 7 with patch 106541-39 or later
Solaris 8 with patch 116965-05 or later
Solaris 9 with patch 114344-09 or later

x86 Platform

Solaris 7 with patch 106542-39 or later
Solaris 8 with patch 116966-05 or later
Solaris 9 with patch 114345-08 or later

Vendor URL:  classic.sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F57673 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error

Message History:   None.


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