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Article ID : 1001267.1
Article Type : Sun Alerts (SURE)
Last reviewed : 2010-01-19
Audience : PUBLIC
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Potential SSL Vulnerabilities in Sun Products


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Bug Id

Date of Resolved Release

systems equipped with Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 v1.0 boards ...

1. Impact

Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 systems equipped with Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 v1.0 boards which are configured to use the Apache web server may be vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks and service interruptions. In some cases a local or remote unprivileged user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the system and possibly gain elevated privileges due to buffer overflows found in OpenSSL.

This issue is also described in NISCC Vulnerability Advisory #224012 at: Also see CVE CAN-2004-0079 at:, CVE CAN-2004-0112 at: and CVE CAN-2004-0081 at: for additional information.

2. Contributing Factors

This issue can occur in the following releases:

  • Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 v1.0 (for Solaris 8 and Solaris 9) without patch 114796-04

Note: Sun Crypto Accelerator is not supported on the x86 platform.

A system is only vulnerable to this issue if the Apache web server has been configured and is running on the system. The following command can be executed to check if the Apache(1M) httpd daemon is running on the system:

    $ /usr/bin/ps -ef | grep httpd
nobody 103892 102307  0   Jun 20 ?   0:27 /usr/apache/bin/httpd

3. Symptoms

There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate the described issues have been exploited.

4. Workaround

There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following releases:

  • Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 v1.0 (for Solaris 8 and Solaris 9) with patch 114796-04 or later

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Modification History

Date: 23-MAR-2004
  • State: Resolved
  • Updated Impact and Contributing Factors sections

Date: 26-MAR-2004
  • Updated Contributing Factors

Date: 07-JUN-2004
  • Updated Impact and Contributing Factors sections with additional information

Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 PCI Card

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