Computer Associates (CA) Resource Intialization Manager (CAIRIM) LMP SVC privilege escalation

cairim-lmp-privilege-escalation (26234) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The CA Resource Initialization Manager (CAIRIM) LMP component for z/OS, which is included with CA Common Services for z/OS, could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by a vulnerability in the way the CAIRIM LMP SVC is executed. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain supervisor state (key 0), which could be used to gain unauthorized access to other system resources.


Gain Privileges


Apply the patch for this vulnerability (PTF QO78541), available from the CA SupportConnect Web site. See References.


  • CA SupportConnect Web site: Important Security Notice for CAIRIM LMP for z/OS Affected products.
  • CA SupportConnect Web site: Important Security Notice for CAIRIM LMP for z/OS.
  • BID-17840: CA Resource Initialization Manager Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2201: Unspecified vulnerability in CA Resource Initialization Manager (CAIRIM) 1.x before 20060502, as used in z/OS Common Services and the LMP component in multiple products, allows attackers to violate integrity via a certain problem state program that uses SVC to gain access to supervisor state, key 0.
  • OSVDB ID: 25234: CA Resource Initialization Manager (CAIRIM) LMP SVC Invocation Privilege Escalation
  • SA19953: CA Resource Initialization Manager Privilege Escalation
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016028: CA Resource Initialization Manager LMP SVC Bug May Let Local Users Gain Supervisor State

Platforms Affected:

  • CA Resource Initialization Manager


May 02, 2006

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