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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX lquerylv Command Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031596
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-8904   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 21 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access 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 obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can run the lquerylv command with a specially crafted DBGCMD_LQUERYLV parameter value to gain root privileges.

Beyond Security's SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure project reported this vulnerability.

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

5.3.12: IV68070
6.1.8: IV68082
6.1.9: IV67907
7.1.2: IV68478
7.1.3: IV67908

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

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