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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris SIGKILL/PCAGENT Race Condition Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017321
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017321
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6275   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 22 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 1 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can cause a kernel panic.

A local user can exploit a race condition in the Solaris kernel between the SIGKILL and /proc PCAGENT signals to panic the system.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patches 117350-40 or later, 123703-01 or later and 116959-15 or later
* Solaris 9 with patches 118558-30 or later, 117125-03 or later, 121316-02 or later and 113278-14 or later
* Solaris 10 with patches 120661-03 or later and 118822-19 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patches 117351-40 or later, 123704-01 or later and 116960-15 or later
* Solaris 9 with patches 118559-30 or later, 120884-02 or later, 121317-02 or later and 119439-06 or later
* Solaris 10 with patches 120662-04 or later and 118844-19 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102574-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102574-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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