Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 201395 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1001068.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 10 Operating System
Solaris 8 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release
A security vulnerability related to a race condition in the Solaris kernel may allow a local unprivileged user to panic the system, creating a Denial of Service (DoS) condition.
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: Solaris 7 will not be evaluated regarding the potential impact of this issue.
A number of different types of panic can result making it difficult to quickly pinpoint this issue as the cause.
For example: if running the following command over a resulting crashdump (by default written to /var/crash/<uname -n>, see dumpadm(1M)):
# echo "::walk thread | ::findstack ! grep exitlwps" | mdb unix.0 vmcore.0
produces any matches similar to the following:
then it is likely that this issue has occurred.
There is no workaround to this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
Note: Solaris 8 patch 123703-01 has been accumulated into 117350-41 and 123704-01 has been accumulated into 117351-41
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