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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris dtrace Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018484
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018484
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4126   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 31 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

The dynamic tracing framework (DTrace) contains a flaw. A local user with privileges to run certain DTrace programs (e.g., PRIV_DTRACE_USER privileges) can trigger a kernel panic or cause the system become unresponsive.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic or cause the system to become unresponsive.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

SPARC platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 125100-10 or later

x86 platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 125101-10 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103021-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103021-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error

Message History:   None.


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