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IBM AIX Kernel Bugs Let Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code Access Data and Deny Service

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4595

The checkpoint and restart feature in the kernel in IBM AIX 5.2 5.3 and 6.1 does not properly protect kernel memory which allows local users to read and modify portions of memory and gain privileges via unspecified vectors involving a restart of a 64-bit process probably related to the as_getadsp64 function.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • IBM AIX 5.2
  • IBM AIX 5.3
  • IBM AIX 6.1
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-1593
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