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Secunia Security Advisory 21642

Secunia Security Advisory 21642
Posted Aug 28, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in OpenBSD, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | openbsd
SHA-256 | 1136d0f853f4f93e78b8582755e067c0fe78d3cf94fe778ca6f2ffb182dc8985

Secunia Security Advisory 21642

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TITLE:
OpenBSD sempahores Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21642

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21642/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
OpenBSD 3.x
http://secunia.com/product/100/

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

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the kernel when
more than the default number of semaphores have been allocated.

Successful exploitation causes a kernel panic.

SOLUTION:
Apply patches.

OpenBSD 3.9:
ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.9/common/007_sem.patch

OpenBSD 3.8:
ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.8/common/012_sem.patch

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.openbsd.org/errata.html

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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