Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200008 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000007.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 8 Operating System
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
Sun Ray servers running Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 with patches 113240-07, 113240-08, 109354-21, or 109354-22 installed, may fail to lock the screen when a Smartcard is removed and reinserted more than 90 seconds later. Removing and reinserting the Smartcard a second time may cause the lockscreen session to hang.
Note: Patches 113240-07, 113240-08, 109354-21, and 109354-22 have been WITHDRAWN and are no longer available on SunSolve.
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: This issue only occurs on Sun Ray servers running CDE when a Smartcard is used.
If the described issue occurs the lockscreen password window will fail to appear upon removing and inserting the Smartcard.
To recover from the described issue, the hanging session must be terminated. To terminate the session on a Sun Ray system, press and hold down the <Control> key and the <Alt> key simultaneously while pressing the <Back Space> key twice.
Note: Any unsaved data will be lost.
To workaround the described issue, apply one of the following suggestions:
Remove patch 113240-07, 113240-08, 109354-21, or 109354-22 from the system.
Press the lock button on the CDE front panel before removing the Smartcard. This will correctly lock the session and prevent the lockscreen from hanging when the Smartcard is reinserted.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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