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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0171 -- [Solaris]
Security Vulnerability in the vuidmice(7M) STREAMS Modules
May Lead to a System Panic
22 February 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Solaris 10 Operating System
Solaris 9 Operating System
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris
Impact: Denial of Service
Access: Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0836
Revision History: February 22 2008: Added CVE Number.
February 19 2008: Initial Release
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Product: Solaris 9 Operating System, Solaris 10 Operating System
Bug ID: 6575828
Date of Resolved Release: 06-FEB-2008
SA Document Body
A security vulnerability in the vuidmice STREAMS modules (vuidmice(7M))
- see below for details
A security vulnerability in the vuidmice STREAMS modules (vuidmice
(7M)) may allow a local unprivileged user the ability to panic the
system. This is a type of Denial of Service (DoS).
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* Solaris 9 without patch 117419-04 * Solaris 10 without patch
Note 1: This issue does not affect Solaris on the SPARC platform.
Note 2: This issue does not affect Solaris 8 on the x86 platform.
If the described issue occurs, the system may panic with a panic
string similar to the following:
panic[cpu1]/thread=d2a35de0: BAD TRAP: type=e (#pf Page fault)
rp=d2a35c80 addr=10 occurred in module "vuid3ps2" due to a NULL
and a stack trace similar to the following:
unix:die+a7 (e, d2a35c80, 10, 1) unix:trap+1058 (d2a35c80, 10,
1) unix:cmntrap+9a (1b0, 0, d29f0160, d)
d29f6420,) vuid3ps2:vuidmice_wput+20e (d29fdae0, d29f6420)
unix:putnext+1b7 (d29fdae0, d29f6420) consms:consmslwserv+2d
(d29fddd0) genunix:runservice+2a (d29fddd0) genunix:queue_service+30
(d29fddd0, d2248f20,) genunix:stream_service+69 (d27409b8, 0,
0, 0, ) genunix:taskq_d_thread+8a (d2248f20, 0) unix:thread_start+8
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Solaris 9 with patch 117419-04 or later * Solaris 10 with
patch 127751-02 or later
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