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Secunia Security Advisory 43637

Secunia Security Advisory 43637
Posted Mar 8, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

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

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | netbsd
MD5 | f3c7adfd7417a3c53d7e08c277ec96a9

Secunia Security Advisory 43637

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TITLE:
NetBSD sysctl Tree Handler Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA43637

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/43637/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=43637

RELEASE DATE:
2011-03-08

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/43637/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/43637/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=43637

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in NetBSD, 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 kern.proc
sysctl tree handler, which can be exploited to e.g. exhaust all
available kernel memory or trigger assertion errors.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in the CVS repository (please see the vendor advisory for
details).

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

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
NetBSD-SA2011-003:
http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2011-003.txt.asc

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


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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