When exporting directories from highly active Network File System [NFS] server , Symantec Critical System Protection [SCSP] may cause Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 to crash

Article:TECH189482  |  Created: 2012-05-23  |  Updated: 2012-07-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH189482
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SCSP may cause a crash in Solaris 9 or Solaris 10 systems when NFS shares are heavily accessed by remote NFS clients. The crash is caused when the IPS driver dereferences a NULL pointer to a vnode cache entry that is used to monitor NFS server activity.  


This defect applies to any environment in which the Solaris 9 or Solaris 10 bundled NFS server software is used directly or indirectly (e.g., when loaded by Veritas Cluster Server NFSAgent).

Affected operating systems: Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 with high NFS Server activity

Affected Symantec Critical System Protection versions:
  • Solaris 9: Release 5.2.8 MP3 or earlier.
  • Solaris 10: Release 5.2.8 MP4 or earlier.


Solaris 9: Resolved in 5.2.8 MP4

Solaris 10: Will be addressed in the SCSP 5.2.9 release.

Current Workaround: Disable Intrusion Prevention [IPS]

Please see the following KB Article URL for further instructions on how to disable IPS:  http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO66119 

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH189482

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