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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Dhcp Vendors:   Sun
Solaris DHCP Daemon Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021157
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021157
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5365, CVE-2008-5010   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 13 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 9 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Sun Solaris DHCP daemon. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted DHCP request data to cause the target DHCP service (in.dhcpd(1M)) to crash. The daemon will exit with an "Assertion failed" error message.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the DHCP daemon to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109077-21 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 112837-16 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 138876-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_103 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 109078-21 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 114265-15 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 138877-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_103 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-243806-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-243806-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  8, 9, 10

Message History:   None.


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