TITLE: AIX setlocale Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA21541
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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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