TITLE: IBM AIX named8 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA22102
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/22102/
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 in named8. This can be exploited by users in the "system" group to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
SOLUTION: Apply APARs.
AIX 5.2.0: Apply IY76102.
AIX 5.3.0: Apply IY76483.
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by the vendor.
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