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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris TCP/IP drain_squeue() Bug May Let Remote Users Panic the System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016674
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4117   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 10 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a large amount of rapidly opening and closing TCP connections to cause a system panic.

Many tens of thousands of connections are required to exploit this flaw.

Chip Multi-Threading (CMT) processors are more likely to be able to sustain a high level of throughput while still context switching fast enough to trigger the flaw.

Solaris 8 and 9 are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause a system panic in certain situations.
Solution:   Sun indicates that binary relief is available through normal support channels.

A final fix is pending.

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.

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