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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Solaris Vendors:   Sun
Solaris Keysock Kernel Module Bug Lets Certain Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021846
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021846
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0913   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 19 2009
Original Entry Date:  Mar 15 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, OpenSolaris
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Solaris. A local user with certain privileges can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user with privileges to create PF_KEY sockets can exploit a flaw in the keysock kernel module keysock_get_opt() function to cause a system panic.

Impact:   A local user with privileges to create PF_KEY sockets can cause a system panic.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 141008-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_109 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 141009-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_109 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-253568-1

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-253568-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error

Message History:   None.


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