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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX ptrace Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030195
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030195
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0930   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 6 2014
Original Entry Date:  May 6 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the ptrace() function when performing the PT_LDINFO operation to cause the target system to crash.
The original advisory is available at:

https://www.portcullis-security.com/security-research-and-downloads/security-advisories/cve-2014-0930/

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   IBM has issued the following APARs:

5.3.12: IV59675
6.1.7: IV59045
6.1.8: IV58948
6.1.9: IV58766
7.1.1: IV58888
7.1.2: IV58861
7.1.3: IV58840

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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