[SA21541] AIX setlocale Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-08-18T00:00:00


TITLE: AIX setlocale Privilege Escalation Vulnerability


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/21541/

CRITICAL: Less critical

IMPACT: Privilege escalation

WHERE: Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM: AIX 5.x http://secunia.com/product/213/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the "setlocale()" function of libc.a.

SOLUTION: Apply temporary fix until APARs are available.

Interim fix: ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/setlocale_ifix.tar.Z

APAR for AIX 5.1.0: IY88528 (available approx. 2006-09-06)

APAR for AIX 5.2.0: IY88512 (available approx. 2006-09-06)

APAR for AIX 5.3.0: IY88183 (available approx. 2006-09-06)

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by the vendor.

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