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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Kernel Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges or Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020083
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020083
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2513   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 22 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 5.3, 6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AIX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can trigger a buffer overflow in the kernel to execute arbitrary code with kernel mode privileges or to cause the system to halt.

The following files are affected:

/usr/lib/boot/unix_64
/usr/lib/boot/unix_mp
/usr/lib/boot/unix_up

Impact:   A local user can obtain kernel privileges on the target system.

A local user can cause the target system to halt.

Solution:   The vendor has issued the following APAR:

5.2.0 IZ19911

The vendor plans to issue the following APARs on June 20, 2008.

5.3.0 IZ22368
5.3.7 IZ22369
5.3.8 IZ21481
6.1.0 IZ22370

Efixes are available at:

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/unix_fix.tar
ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/unix_fix.tar

The vendor advisories are available at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ19911
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ22368
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ22369
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ21481
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ22370

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ19911 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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