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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris NFS RPC Zones Bug Lets Local Administrative Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020752
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020752
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3838   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 26 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, OpenSolaris
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local administrative user can cause denial of service conditions.

An administrative user in a non-global zone can exploit a flaw in the NFS Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) zones implementation to intercept and corrupt NFS traffic destined for other non-global zones on the system.

Hewitt Associates reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local administrative user can disrupt NFS traffic on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 138070-02 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_88 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 138071-02 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_88 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240866-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240866-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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