Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 254088 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020200.1.
Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability With the Solaris Crypto Driver May Cause a System Panic
A security vulnerability in the Solaris crypto pseudo device driver may allow a local unprivileged user to panic the system causing a Denial of Service (DoS).
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes above and beyond the build from which it was derived. To determine the base build of OpenSolaris, the following command can be used:
$ uname -v
If the described issue occurs, the system may panic with a stack trace similar to the following:
vmem_hash_delete(): bad free
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
Thi issue is addressed in the following releases:
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