Sun Solaris Kernel SSL Proxy service is vulnerable to a denial of service condition

2007-01-29T00:00:00
ID VU:290428
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2007-02-07T15:15:00

Description

Overview

The Sun Solaris Kernel SSL Proxy service contains a flaw that may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Description

Sun Solaris 10 operating system provides a module called the SSL Kernel Proxy to improve the performance of applications that do SSL packet processing. This module contains an unspecified vulnerability that may allow an unprivileged remote attacker to act as an SSL client to cause the system to crash.

Sun states that the following versions are vulnerable:
SPARC Platform
Solaris 10 with patch 118822-29 or later and without patch 123304-01
x86 Platform
Solaris 10 with patch 118844-29 or later and without patch 118855-17


Impact

An unprivileged remote attacker may be able to cause an affected system's kernel to panic, resulting in a denial-of-service condition.


Solution

Apply an Update

Sun has published patches to address this issue. Please see Sun Security Alert 102563 for additional details.


Workaround

Sun has issued the following workaround for this vulnerability:

To workaround this issue, disable all instances of the Kernel SSL Proxy service and re-configure applications which may depend on them. Note that this will remove the benefits otherwise gained by the Kernel SSL Proxy, such as the performance enhancements.

To disable the Kernel SSL Proxy service, the svcadm(1M) command can be used for each instance of the service:

_ # __svcadm disable svc:/network/ssl/proxy:<instance_suffix>_

To disable __and__ delete the Kernel SSL Proxy service, the ksslcfg(1M) can be used for each instance of the service:

_ # __ksslcfg delete [host] <ssl_port>_


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Updated: January 29, 2007

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

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Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Sun has published patches to address this issue. Please see Sun Security Alert 102563 for additional details.

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References

  • <http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102563-1>
  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/22136/>
  • <http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/29185>
  • <http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20224>

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported by Sun Microsystems in Sun Alert 102563

This document was written by Katie Steiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-5075
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Severity Metric: | 1.40
Date Public: | 2006-09-27
Date First Published: | 2007-01-29
Date Last Updated: | 2007-02-07 15:15 UTC
Document Revision: | 19