2021-29741 | IBM AIX/VIOS Korn Shell Privilege Escalation (XFDB-201478)
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A vulnerability was found in IBM AIX and VIOS (Operating System) (affected version not known) and classified as very critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Korn Shell. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:
IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in Korn Shell (ksh) to gain root privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 201478.
The weakness was published 08/02/2021. The advisory is available at ibm.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2021-29741 since 03/31/2021. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/06/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.
Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.
The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (201478).
VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4
Status: Not defined
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