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Category:   OS (Other)  >   OpenVMS Vendors:   HPE
OpenVMS ACMELOGIN Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027074
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027074
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2010   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 17 2012
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.3, 8.3-1H1, 8.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenVMS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

On systems where the SYS$ACM system service for authentication is enabled, a local user can exploit a flaw in ACMELOGIN to obtain unauthorized access and gain elevated privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c03333494

Vendor URL:  h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c03333494 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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