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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Unspecified Flaw in bellmail, caccelstat, iostat, lquerypv, restbyinode, and vmstat Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040330
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040330
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-1692   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 6 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 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 exploit an unspecified flaw in bellmail, caccelstat, iostat, lquerypv, restbyinode, and vmstat to obtain root level privileges on the target system.

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

The IBM APARs are available at:

For bellmail:

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97356
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99496
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99497
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99498
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99499

For caccelstat:

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97810
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97811

For iostat:

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97896
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97898
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97927

For lquerypv:

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IJ00943
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IJ00951
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99548
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99550
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99551
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV99552

For restbyinode:

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97852
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97957
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97958
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97959
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV98013

For vmstat:

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97899
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97900
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97901
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV97928

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1026946

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1026946 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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