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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BIND Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
IBM AIX named8 Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016925
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5003   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 26 2006
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in named8 on IBM AIX. A local user can gain root privileges.

A local user in the system group can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

The '' fileset is affected.

[Editor's note: It is unclear whether other implementations of BIND are affected or if this vulnerability only affects the IBM AIX implementation.]

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued the following fixes:

APAR number for AIX 5.2.0: IY76102 (available)
APAR number for AIX 5.3.0: IY76483 (available)

Interim fixes are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (AIX)
Underlying OS Comments:  5.2, 5.3

Message History:   None.

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