Discovery Date: October 29, 2001
Title: Sun Solaris cachefsd denial of service vulnerability
Impact: Remote attackers can cause a denial of service condition
Affected Technology: Solaris 2.6, 7, 8 SPARC and x86
Vendor Status: Vendor notified
Discovered By: Kevin Kotas of the eSecurityOnline Research and Development Team
Technical Contributor: Richard Johnson of the eSecurityOnline
Research and Development Team
CVE Reference: CAN-2002-0085
Sun Solaris cachefsd is vulnerable to a flaw that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service condition. The problem is due to the way the program handles RPC requests that contain an invalid procedure call. An attacker can send a call that will cause cachefsd to crash.
As a workaround solution, ensure RPC services are blocked at the firewall. Otherwise, disable cachefsd.
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