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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0499 -- [Solaris]
Potential Kernel Memory Disclosure Vulnerability in the
Solaris sysinfo(2) System Call
25 July 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: sysinfo(2) Solaris system call
Publisher: Sun Microsystems
Operating System: Solaris 10
Impact: Access Privileged Data
Access: Existing Account
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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
* Sun Alert ID: 102343
* Synopsis: Potential Kernel Memory Disclosure Vulnerability in the
Solaris sysinfo(2) System Call
* Category: Security
* Product: Solaris 10 Operating System
* BugIDs: 6364242
* Avoidance: Patch
* State: Resolved
* Date Released: 21-Jul-2006
* Date Closed: 21-Jul-2006
* Date Modified:
Due to a vulnerability in the Solaris sysinfo(2) system call, a local
unprivileged user may be able to read portions of kernel memory, which
may contain sensitive data.
Sun acknowledges with thanks iDefense/VeriSign for bringing this issue
to our attention.
This issue is also described at
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
* Solaris 10 without patch 118833-09
* Solaris 10 without patch 118855-06
Note: Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 are not affected by this issue.
There are no reliable symptoms that would indicate that this issue has
been exploited to read portions of kernel memory.
There is no workaround to this issue. Please see the Resolution
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
* Solaris 10 with patch 118833-09 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118855-06 or later
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