CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 16, 2024
Updated: Jan 20, 2024


CVE-2024-20946 is a vulnerability in the Oracle Solaris product of Oracle Systems, specifically in the Kernel component. This vulnerability affects the supported version 11 of Oracle Solaris. It is an easily exploitable vulnerability that can be leveraged by a low privileged attacker with logon access to compromise Oracle Solaris. Successful attacks exploiting this vulnerability can lead to unauthorized ability to cause a hang or frequently repeatable crash, resulting in a complete denial of service (DOS) on Oracle Solaris. The CVSS 3.1 Base Score for this vulnerability is 5.5, with an availability impact. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations using affected versions of Oracle Solaris should apply any available patches or updates provided by Oracle Systems to mitigate the risk it poses to their infrastructure and ensure system stability and security.

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