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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1593

The checkpoint and restart feature in the kernel in IBM AIX 5.2, 5.3, and 6.1 does not properly protect kernel memory, which allows local users to read and modify portions of memory and gain privileges via unspecified vectors involving a restart of a 64-bit process, probably related to the as_getadsp64 function.
Publish Date : 2008-03-31 Last Update Date : 2017-09-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
IBM AIX Kernel Bugs Let Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Access Data, and Deny Service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4595 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1593

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS IBM AIX 5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS IBM AIX 5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS IBM AIX 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-1593
SECTRACK 1019606
VUPEN ADV-2008-0865
BID 28467 IBM AIX Kernel Security Advisory 2008.03.26 Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-03-27
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4595

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1593

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