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Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:33:05 +0100
From: Portcullis Advisories <>
Subject: [FD] CVE-2014-3074 - Runtime Linker Allows Privilege Escalation Via
 Arbitrary File Writes in IBM AIX

Vulnerability title: Runtime Linker Allows Privilege Escalation Via
Arbitrary File Writes in IBM AIX
CVE: CVE-2014-3074
Vendor: IBM
Product: AIX
Affected version: AIX 6.1 and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.*
Reported by: Tim Brown

It has been identified that the runtime linker allows privilege
escalation via arbitrary file writes with elevated privileges (SetGID
and SetUID programs). The following will cause a new file /etc/pwned to
be created with permissions of rw-rw-rw:

umask 0
su -

In instances where the output file exists, then the report_allocations
output will be appended to the existing file and the permissions preserved.
Further details at:

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