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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Unspecified Flaw in netstat Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033806
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033806
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4948   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 14 2015
Impact:   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 exploit a flaw in netstat when the system has a fiber channel adapter to gain root privileges on the target system.

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

For 6.1.9: APAR IV75940
For 7.1.3: APAR IV77299

The IBM advisory is available at:

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

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

Message History:   None.


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