[SA14286] Sun Solaris ARP Flooding Denial of Service Vulnerability

2005-02-17T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:7851
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-02-17T00:00:00

Description

TITLE: Sun Solaris ARP Flooding Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA14286

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/14286/

CRITICAL: Less critical

IMPACT: DoS

WHERE: >From local network

OPERATING SYSTEM: Sun Solaris 7 http://secunia.com/product/93/ Sun Solaris 8 http://secunia.com/product/94/ Sun Solaris 9 http://secunia.com/product/95/

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 error in the handling of ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) packets and can be exploited by flooding the system with a large amount of ARP packets.

Successful exploitation causes the system to become unresponsive.

SOLUTION: Apply patches.

-- SPARC Platform --

Solaris 7: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-106541-39-1

Solaris 8: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-116965-05-1

Solaris 9: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-114344-09-1

-- x86 Platform --

Solaris 7: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-106542-39-1

Solaris 8: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-116966-05-1

Solaris 9: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=urn:cds:docid:1-21-114345-08-1

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-57673-1


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