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Sun Solaris CPU Performance Counters Sub-System Local Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2008-02-22    Last Update:  2008-02-26    Views:  9,615

Secunia Advisory SA29052

Where:

Local system

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Sun Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerabilities are caused due to race condition errors within the CPU Performance Counters (cpc(3CPC)) sub-system of the Solaris kernel. These can be exploited to cause a system panic.

The vulnerabilities are reported in Solaris 10 for both the SPARC and x86 platforms.


Solution:
Apply patch.

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=1-66-231466-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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