Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200658 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000515.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 2.6 Operating System
Solaris 7 Operating System
Solaris 8 Operating System
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
An unauthorized local or remote user may be able to kill the lockd(1M) daemon. The resulting absence of the "lockd" daemon will stop any future NFS client operations that require file locking.
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Should the described issue be encountered, the "lockd" process will no longer be running (this can be checked using the "ps -ef" command). If the "lockd" process has been started in debug mode (by using the "-d 1" option), a message similar to the following is logged in the "/var/adm/messages" file:
Oct 8 13:39:41 flower unix: svc_tli_kcreate returned 134
NFS client operations that require file locking will hang.
There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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