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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX lsmcode Bug Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016166
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016166
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2647   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 25 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 27 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a flaw in 'lsmcode' and execute arbitrary code on the target system with root level privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor plans to issue the following fixes:

APAR number for AIX 5.1.0: IY85518 (available approx. 7/19/06)
APAR number for AIX 5.2.0: IY88524 (available approx. 8/23/06)
APAR number for AIX 5.3.0: IY85517 (available approx. 8/23/06)

The vendor plans to issue interm fixes "within the coming week," to be available at:

ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/

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

Message History:   None.


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