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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX dupmsg() Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027315
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0723   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 27 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can invoke the dupmsg() call to cause the target system to crash.

Jakub Wartak reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APARs IV22694, IV22693, IV22695, IV22696, IV22697).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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