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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:46:07 -0500
From: Dan McDonald <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request for illumos distributions


Sent from my iPhone (typos, autocorrect, and all)

> On Dec 9, 2014, at 1:43 AM, Dan McDonald <> wrote:
> I believe this will be the first time the illumos project ( has requested a CVE number.  I apologize for any newbie mistakes.  PLEASE NOTE:  We are the open-source inheritor of what was once OpenSolaris's OS/Net consolidation (i.e. the kernel, system libraries, and system commands).  WE ARE NOT RELATED TO ORACLE or ORACLE SOLARIS.
> Illumos bug #5421 -  which is now fixed in the upstream illumos-gate, is an innocuous fix to a serious problem that allows an arbitrary user in the global zone (non-global zones are not able to panic the machine) to panic the machine.
> Illumos has various distributions from various parties.  These include, but are not limited to:
>    OmniOS from OmniTI
>    SmartOS from Joyent
>    NexentaStor from Nexenta
>    The OpenIndiana project
>    Coraid
> Because SmartOS presents non-global zones to its non-administrative users, it is not a high-priority for them.  For OmniOS and OpenIndiana, it is more critical.
> OmniOS has updated its packaging servers for all supported releases:  r151006/LTS, r151010/old-Stable, r151012/current-stable, and bloody.  Merely issuing "pkg update" and rebooting will fix the problem.  Users still on r151008 should upgrade to r151012 ASAP.
> SmartOS has standard upgrade procedures.
> Other distros' contacts are Bcc:ed here.  They will contact me if they have updates.
> Thank you!
> Daniel L. McDonald -- Illumos RTI Advocate, and unofficial Security Coordinator

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