[SA22106] IBM AIX mkvg Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-09-26T00:00:00


TITLE: IBM AIX mkvg Privilege Escalation Vulnerability


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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