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Sun Solaris allows unprivileged local user to load arbitrary kernel modules

Vulnerability Note VU#702526

Original Release Date: 2004-01-26 | Last Revised: 2004-01-26


Sun Solaris allows an unprivileged local user to load arbitrary kernel modules.


Sun Solaris supports loadable kernel modules (LKMs). LKMs are pieces of code that can be dynamically loaded and unloaded into the kernel. Sun Solaris contains a vulnerability that could allow an unprivileged local user to load arbitrary kernel modules.


A local user could gain root privileges by loading arbitrary kernel modules.


Apply Patch

Apply a patch. For information about the patches, please see Sun Alert ID: 57479.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Sun Microsystems Inc.

Updated:  January 26, 2004



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Please see Sun Alert ID: 57479.

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CVSS Metrics

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Thanks to Sun Microsystems for the information contained in their security advisory.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 13.50
Date Public: 2004-01-23
Date First Published: 2004-01-26
Date Last Updated: 2004-01-26 21:06 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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