This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to the gencore user command allows files creation wit arbitrary content in any directory on the system. A local user can abuse this behavior and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
IBM AIX: 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.