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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris aio_suspend() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021553
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0132   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 2 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jan 12 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9, 10, OpenSolaris
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can invoke a system call to trigger an integer overflow in aio_suspend(3RT) and cause a kernel panic.

The vendor was notified on September 15, 2008.

The original advisory is available at:

Tobias Klein reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 117350-59 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 138577-01 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 121394-02 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 117351-59 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 138578-01 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 121395-02 or later

Sun is working on a fix for OpenSolaris.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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