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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris BSM Auditing Lets Local Users Crash the System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017992
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2465   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 13 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 2 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris when Solaris Auditing (BSM) is enabled. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

The fchownat() function and other extended attribute calls may generate incomplete audit records. If Solaris Auditing is enabled and certain audit classes are being audited, a local user can trigger a kernel panic.

Solaris 9 is affected. Solaris 8 and Solaris 10 are not affected.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 122300-06 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 122301-06 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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