Permissions, privileges, and access controls in IBM VIOS and AIX

Published: 2024-05-07
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2024-27273
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Application servers

Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU89225

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2024-27273

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to IBM AIX's Unix domain datagram socket implementation could potentially expose applications using Unix domain datagram sockets with SO_PEERID operation. A local user can exploit the vulnerability to bypass security restrictions bypass and escalate privileges on a system.


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Vulnerable software versions

IBM VIOS: before

IBM AIX: before 7.3.2 SP02

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Q & A

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.