TITLE: IBM AIX mkvg Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA22106
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/22106/
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 due to an unspecified error in mkvg. This can be exploited by users in the "system" group to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
SOLUTION: Apply Interim fixes until APARs are available.
Interim fix: ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/mkvg_ifix.tar.Z
APAR for AIX 5.2.0: Apply IY88722 (available).
APAR for AIX 5.3.0: IY88699 (available approx. 2006-10-04).
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by the vendor.
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: IBM: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY88722 http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY88699
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