Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 201112 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000832.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release
On Solaris 10 x86 systems, or on Solaris 9 x86 systems with patch 112234-11 or 112234-12 or patch 117172-16 (or later) installed, a local unprivileged user may have the ability to gain root access or panic the Solaris operating system.
The issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: Solaris 8 is not affected by this issue. Solaris on the SPARC platform is not affected by this issue.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate this issue has been exploited to gain root access. The unprivileged user may cause Solaris to panic (with a corresponding stack trace that includes functions from the mm(5) driver).
There is no workaround to this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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