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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ypserv Vendors:   Sun
Sun Solaris ypserv Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016494
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3664   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 13 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ypserv. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted yp data to prevent the target ypserv(1M) NIS server process from responding to NIS name service requests. Clients bound to the target NIS server may hang or experience slow performance. Other users may not be able to log in on affected NIS clients.

Impact:   A remote user can cause connected NIS clients to hang or experience slow performance and prevent other users logging in.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109328-06 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 113579-09 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 123186-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109329-06 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 114342-09 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 122078-02 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  8, 9, 10

Message History:   None.

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