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Sun Solaris namefs Mounted Pipe and STREAMS Routines Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2003-10-15    Views:  10,332

Secunia Advisory SA10007

Where:

Local system

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Sun has reported a vulnerability in Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to a race condition in the kernel during high loads when working as a print server. This can according to Sun be exploited by running a malicious application, which uses the "pipe()" system call and certain STREAMS routines.

The vulnerability affects versions 2.6 through 9 on all platforms.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Original Advisory:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert/57080

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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