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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris sendfilev() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020666
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3666   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 27 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 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. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a flaw in sendfilev() to cause a system panic.

This can be exploited by creating a specially crafted web page on a target system that hosts Apache 2.2.x and then remotely loading the page. This can also be exploited by a local user invoking the sendfile() system call.

When Apache 2.x web servers are compiled without certain compiler switches, the system may be vulnerable to the web-based exploit method. The configuration of Apache 2.x shipped with Solaris is not affected.

Impact:   A local user can cause a system panic.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform:

* Solaris 10 with patch 137111-04 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_96 or later

x86 Platform:

* Solaris 10 with patch 137112-04 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_96 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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