Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 257988 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020420.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release
Security Vulnerability in Solaris 9 fstat(2) System Call May Lead to a System Panic, Resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS)
A security vulnerability related to the fstat(2) system call in Solaris 9 may allow a local unprivileged user to panic the system, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS).
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
If this issue is exploited to cause a Denial of Service, the system may panic with a stack trace which includes lines 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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