A vulnerability has been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within odm_searchpath() in the libodm library when processing the ODMPATH environment variable. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long ODMPATH variable.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
The vulnerability is reported in versions 5.2.0 and 5.3.0.
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Subject: IBM AIX libodm ODMPATH Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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