Sun has acknowledged a security issue in Sun Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The security issue is caused due to the "strfreectty()" function of the Special File System (SPECFS) passing a NULL pointer to the "pgsignal()" function, which can be exploited to cause a system panic.
The security issue is reported in Sun Solaris 8, 9, and 10 for both the x86 and SPARC platform.
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Subject: Sun Solaris Special File System "strfreectty()" Security Issue
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