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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris Event Port Implementation Null Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020274
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020274
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2706   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 23 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 12 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris in the event port implementation. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can invoke an application program that submits and retrieves user-defined events from a port to trigger null pointer dereference, causing a system panic.

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

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 137111-01 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 137112-01 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-235122-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-235122-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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