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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris posix_fallocate() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021600
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0131   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 9 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jan 15 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): OpenSolaris
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can invoke the the posix_fallocate(3C) system call to trigger a kernel panic.

Solaris 8, 9 and 10 are not affected.

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

SPARC Platform:

* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_29 through snv_90

x86 Platform:

* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_29 through snv_90

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

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Date:  Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:48:51 -0500


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