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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


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.

  • LOW
  • NONE

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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published