Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
The perfstat kernel extension in bos.perf.perfstat in AIX 5.3 does not verify privileges when processing a SET call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) via unspecified SET operations.
CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls
CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.