Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 237965 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019266.1.
Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability in IP Multicast Filter processing of Sockets may lead to a system panic or possible execution of Arbitrary Code
A security vulnerability in the Solaris 10 IP (see ip(7P)) kernel module relating to setting a socket's multicast filter may allow a local unprivileged user the ability to panic the system or execute arbitrary commands with all privileges. The ability to panic a system is a type of Denial of Service (DoS).
Sun acknowledges with thanks, Tobias Klein (http://www.trapkit.de/) for bringing this issue to our attention.
This issue is also referenced in the following document:
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
The system may panic with a stack trace similar to the following:
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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