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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris 10 x64 Kernel setcontext() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015557
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015557
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 1 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris 10 in the x64 kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can invoke a setcontext() call to trigger a system panic on x64 platforms when running in 64-bit mode.

SPARC and 32-bit x86 platforms are not affected.

Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 are not affected because they don't support for the x64 architecture.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version:

Solaris 10 with patch 118844-14 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102149-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102149-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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