IBM AIX cfgmgr privilege escalation

aix-cfgmgr-privilege-escalation (29153) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


IBM AIX could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by an unspecified in the cfgmgr command. A local attacker with system group privileges could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Temporary-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Privileges


Apply the interim fix for this vulnerability (cfgmgr_ifix.tar.Z), available from the IBM AIX FTP site. See References.


  • IBM AIX FTP site: Index of /aix/efixes/security.
  • BID-20190: IBM AIX CFGMGR Local Privilege Escalation and Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM AIX 5.2
  • IBM AIX 5.3


Sep 25, 2006

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