A certain debugging component in IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1 does not properly
handle the (1) _LIB_INIT_DBG and (2) _LIB_INIT_DBG_FILE environment
variables, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging a
setuid-root program to create an arbitrary root-owned file with
world-writable permissions, related to libC.a (aka the XL C++ runtime
library) in AIX 5.3 and libc.a in AIX 6.1.
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IDEFENSE:20090804 IBM AIX libC _LIB_INIT_DBG Arbitrary File Creation Vulnerability
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