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Sun Solaris fails to properly process ICMP packets

Vulnerability Note VU#967236

Original Release Date: 2007-01-31 | Last Revised: 2007-02-07

Overview

Sun Solaris fails to properly handle ICMP packets, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service.

Description

Sun Solaris 10 contains an unspecified error that can cause a system panic when handling a specially crafted ICMP packet. Note that Solaris 8 and 9 are not affected by this issue.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to create a denial-of-service condition by causing a system panic on a vulnerable Sun Solaris system.

Solution

Apply a patch

This issue is addressed by patch 118833-28 for Solaris 10 on SPARC systems, and patch 118855-28 for Solaris 10 on x86 systems. More details are available in SunSolve Alert 102697.


Filter ICMP traffic

This vulnerability can be mitigated by filtering ICMP traffic at the network perimeter and by filtering ICMP at the host level, such as with ipfilter.

Vendor Information

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Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Updated:  January 31, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

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.

Addendum

Please see SunSolve Alert 102697.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to Sun for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 2.41
Date Public: 2007-01-31
Date First Published: 2007-01-31
Date Last Updated: 2007-02-07 19:53 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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