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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris fstat() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022232
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022232
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1673   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 25 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 15 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can trigger a flaw in the fstat(2) system call to trigger a system panic. A file descriptor of 'AT_FDCWD' can trigger the flaw.

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

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 122300-40 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 122301-40 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-257988-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-257988-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 15 May 2009 05:42:23 -0400
Subject:  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-257988-1


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Security Vulnerability in Solaris 9 fstat(2) System Call May Lead to a System Panic, Resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS)
 
 


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