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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX socketpair() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027126
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2192   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 6 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can make a specially crafted socketpair() call to cause the target system to crash.

IBM has assigned APARS IV19178, IV16603, IV21128, IV21131, and IV21235 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.

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