[SA23700] Sun Solaris rpcbind Denial of Service

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-01-12T00:00:00


TITLE: Sun Solaris rpcbind Denial of Service


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/23700/

CRITICAL: Less critical


WHERE: >From local network

OPERATING SYSTEM: Sun Solaris 9 http://secunia.com/product/95/ Sun Solaris 8 http://secunia.com/product/94/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Sun Solaris, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in libnsl when handling malformed RPC requests, and can be exploited to kill the rpcbind server.

The vulnerability is reported in Sun Solaris 8 and 9 for the SPARC and x86 platforms.

SOLUTION: -- SPARC Platform --

Solaris 8: Apply patch 108993-65 or later.

Solaris 9: Apply patch 113319-27 or later.

-- x86 Platform --

Solaris 8: Apply patch 108994-65 or later.

Solaris 9: Apply patch 113719-21 or later.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: The vendor credits Anil Kumar, BlueLane Research Team.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102713-1

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