Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Secunia is out with an advisory that warns users of Solaris 8 and 9 of a denial of service attack possibility. There is a vulnerability in Solaris that could be exploited through special IP packets. This issue affects both SPARC and x86 Solaris platforms. A patch is available from Sun for Solaris 8/9, while users of Solaris 10 should be in the clear.