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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris x86 mm Driver Lets Local Users Gain Root Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015478
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015478
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 12 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Solaris 9, 10; x86 only
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris in the mm driver. A local user may be able to gain root access or cause a kernel panic.

A local user can exploit the mm(5) driver to obtain root privileges or trigger a kernel panic.

x86-based systems running Solaris 9 or 10 and with patch 112234-11, 112234-12, or 117172-16 installed are affected.

Solaris 8 is not affected.

SPARC-based systems are not affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can cause a kernel panic.

Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

x86 Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 118559-19 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118844-24 or later

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102066-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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