Solaris systems may crash in response to certain IPv6 packets

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



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


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:


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


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