Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 258888 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020461.1.
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability Involving the OpenSolaris Process File System (proc(4)) May Allow an Unprivileged Local User to Panic the System
A security vulnerability in the OpenSolaris process file system (proc(4)) may allow a local
Sun acknowledges, with thanks, Solvi Pall Asgeirsson of SecurStore for bringing this issue to our attention.
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:x86 Platform
Note: OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes above and beyond
Note: OpenSolaris on the SPARC platform and Solaris 8, 9 and 10 are not impacted by this issue.
When this issue is exploited to cause a Denial of Service (DoS), a deadlock may
4. WorkaroundThere is no workaround to this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
5. ResolutionThis issue is addressed in the following releases:
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