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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   IBM
Perl on IBM AIX Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018177
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018177
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2996   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 31 2007
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl on IBM AIX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system when the target user executes a binary that ships with Perl. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM is developing the following fixes:

APAR number for AIX 5.2.0: IY98394 (available approx. 07/25/07)
APAR number for AIX 5.3.0: IY98395 (available approx. 07/04/07)

Interim fixes are available at:

ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/perl_ifix.tar.Z

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (AIX)
Underlying OS Comments:  5.2, 5.3

Message History:   None.


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