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Solaris IPv6 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-09-26    Last Update:  2006-09-29    Views:  10,284

Secunia Advisory SA22103

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when processing certain IPv6 packets. This can be exploited to cause a system panic by sending specially crafted IPv6 packets to an affected system.

The vulnerability affects Sun Solaris 10 for the x86 platform with IPv6 enabled.


Solution:
Disable IPv6 or apply patch 118855-16 or later.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102568-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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