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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0540 -- [Solaris]
A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris 10 STREAMS
Administrative Driver ("sad") May Allow a Denial of Service
26 May 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: STREAMS Administrative Driver ("sad")
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris
Impact: Denial of Service
Access: Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2008-2418
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Solution Type: Sun Alert
Solution 237584 : A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris 10
STREAMS Administrative Driver ("sad") May Allow a Denial of Service
Bug ID: 6551461
Product: Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Resolved Release: 20-May-2008
SA Document Body
A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris 10 STREAMS Administrative Driver
("sad") May Allow a Denial of Service (System panic)
Due to a race condition security vulnerability in the Solaris 10
STREAMS Administrative Driver (sad(7D)), this vulnerability may allow
a local unprivileged user the ability to cause a system to panic. This
is a type of Denial of Service (DoS).
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* Solaris 10 with patch 120011-06 (or later) and without patch
* Solaris 10 with patch 120012-06 (or later) and without patch
Note: Solaris 8 and 9 are not affected by this issue.
Other than the panic itself, there are no predictable symptoms that
would indicate this issue has been exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Solaris 10 with patch 127743-01 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 127744-01 or later
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Technical
Instruction ID 213557.
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