Vulnerability CVE-2016-8972


Published: 2017-02-15

Description:
IBM AIX 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 could allow a local user to gain root privileges using a specially crafted command within the bellmail client. IBM APARs: IV91006, IV91007, IV91008, IV91010, IV91011.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
IBM AIX 6.1 / 7.1 / 7.2 Bellmail Privilege Escalation
RSL
23.12.2016

Type:

CWE-264

(Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.2/10
10/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
IBM -> VIOS 
IBM -> AIX 

 References:
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/bellmail_advisory.asc
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94979
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037480

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