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       A vulnerability has been identified in the kernel of Solaris
                              and OpenSolaris
                               14 April 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           kernel
Publisher:         Sun Microsystems
Operating System:  Solaris
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-0890  

Original Bulletin: 

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Article ID : 242386
Article Type : Sun Alert
Last reviewed : 2010-04-12
Audience : PUBLIC
Keywords :

Copyright Notice: Copyright © 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights

This Alert covers CVE-2010-0890 for the kernel component of the
Solaris and OpenSolaris products.

Category :                 Security
Release Phase :            Resolved
Bug Id :                   6343194
Product :                  Solaris 10 Operating System, OpenSolaris
Date of Resolved Release : 12-Apr-2010

1. Impact
This Alert covers CVE-2010-0890 for the kernel component of the
Solaris and OpenSolaris products.

Please see
for more information about Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts.
This publication relates to the CPU for April 2010.

2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
SPARC Platform
  * Solaris 10 without patch 138888-01
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_01 through snv_98

x86 Platform
  * Solaris 10 without patch 138889-01
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_01 through snv_98

Note: Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 are not  impacted by this issue.

3. Symptoms

4. Workaround

5. Resolution
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
SPARC Platform
  * Solaris 10 with patch 138888-01or later
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_99 or later

x86 Platform
  * Solaris 10 with patch 138889-01 or later
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_99 or later

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