Solaris systems may crash in response to certain IPv6 packets

2003-07-23T00:00:00
ID VU:370060
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2003-07-23T00:00:00

Description

Overview

Solaris 8 systems that accept IPv6 traffic may be subject to denial of service attacks from arbitrary remote attackers.

Description

Sun Microsystems has reported that systems running Solaris 8 may encounter a system panic in response to IPv6 packets with certain characteristics. Sun Alert Notification 55301 does not provide any information about the characteristics of the offending packet, so it may be possible to exploit this vulnerability with valid IPv6 traffic. Sun Microsystems reports that this vulnerability does not affect systems running Solaris 2.6, Solaris 7, and Solaris 9.

For additional information, please read the Sun Alert Notification 55301, available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F55301&zone_32=category%3Asecurity


Impact

This vulnerability allows arbitrary remote attackers to conduct denial of service attacks on affected systems.


Solution

Apply a patch