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Sun Alert 249966 Security Vulnerability in the Solaris "autofs" Kernel Module may Allow a Local Unprivileged User to Execute Arbitrary Code

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Product: Solaris 8 Operating System Solaris 9 Operating System Solaris 10 Operating System OpenSolaris

A security vulnerability in the Solaris "autofs" kernel module may allow a local unprivileged user to cause "autofs" mounts to break, which is a type of Denial of Service (DoS). In rare occurrences, this may allow an unprivileged user to execute code as a root user.

State: Resolved
First released: 26-Jan-2009

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