#VU49885 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2021-01-20 | Updated: 2021-01-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU49885

Vulnerability risk: Low

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]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-4887

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
IBM AIX
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: IBM Corporation

Description

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.

Mitigation
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, 7.2.5

CPE

External links
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190911
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6406022


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.


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