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ESB-98.036 -- Sun Security Bulletin #00165
Vulnerability in ndd
12 March 1998
Sun Microsystems, Inc. has released the following advisory concerning a
vulnerability in the ndd program under SunOS versions 5.6 and 5.6_x86.
This vulnerability may allow attackers to set parameters that cause a
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Bulletin Number: #00165
Date: March 11, 1998
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1. Bulletins Topics
Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris(tm) 2.6 (SunOS(tm) 5.6),
which relate to a vulnerability in ndd.
Sun recommends that you install the patches listed in section 4
immediately on systems running SunOS 5.6.
2. Who is Affected
Vulnerable: SunOS 5.6 and 5.6_x86.
Not vulnerable: All other supported versions of SunOS.
3. Understanding the Vulnerability
TCP/IP kernel parameters can be set using the ndd command. A vulnerability
has been discovered which, if exploited, would permit attackers to
set parameters to cause a denial of service.
4. List of Patches
The following patches are available in relation to the above problem.
OS Version Patch ID
SunOS 5.6 105786-01
SunOS 5.6_x86 105787-01
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