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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX InfiniBand Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028792
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028792
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-4011   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 16 2013
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX InfiniBand. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit flaws in the '.arp.ib.' commands to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

[Editor's note: The vendor's advisory also included an ibstat vulnerability, which was previously reported on June 10, 2013 in Alert ID 1028646.]

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

6.1.6: IV43582
6.1.7: IV43827
6.1.8: IV43580
7.1.0: IV43562
7.1.1: IV43756
7.1.2: IV43561

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

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

Message History:   None.


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