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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX sysproc Bug Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037759
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037759
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8944   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 1 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.1, 7.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user exploit a flaw in sysproc and open a file with a specially crafted argument to cause the target system to crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX.

For 7.1.3: APAR IV91488
For 7.1.4: APAR IV91487
For 7.2.0: APAR IV91456
For 7.2.1: APAR IV90234

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sysproc_advisory.asc

Vendor URL:  aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sysproc_advisory.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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