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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Unspecified Command Bug in bellmail Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037480
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037480
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8972   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 16 2016
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply a specially crafted command within the bellmail client to gain root privileges on the target system.

Rhino Security Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX.

For 6.1.9: APAR IV91006
For 7.1.3: APAR IV91007
For 7.1.4: APAR IV91008
For 7.2.0: APAR IV91010
For 7.2.1: APAR IV91011

The IBM advisory is available at:

https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/bellmail_advisory.asc

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

Message History:   None.


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