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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX NFSv4 GID Enforcement Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027531
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027531
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4817   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 14 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX NFSv4. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

GID in not properly enforced.

[Editor's note: The vendor's CVSS score indicates that the impact is "partial availability".]

Impact:   A remote user can cause unspecified partial denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APARs IV17855, IV10327, IV11629, IV26436, IV12169).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/nfsv4_advisory1.asc

Vendor URL:  aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/nfsv4_advisory1.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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