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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CA Resource Initialization Manager Vendors:   CA
CA Resource Initialization Manager LMP SVC Bug May Let Local Users Gain Supervisor State
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016028
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2201   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 18 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 4 2006
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CA Resource Initialization Manager (CAIRIM) for z/OS. A local user can gain elevated privileges.

The CAIRIM License Management Program (LMP) component for z/OS contains a flaw in the processing of supervisor calls. A local user may be able to obtain supervisor state (key 0).

With supervisor state, the local user can modify arbitrary system memory areas to potentially compromise system security settings and gain access to other system-related resources.

The vendor describes this flaw as an "integrity exposure" vulnerability.

A list of affected products is available at:

IBM Global Services discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can achieve supervisor state.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (PTF QO78541), available at:

The CA advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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