27 Jul 2012
DoS (Denial of Service)
This includes vulnerabilities ranging from excessive resource consumption (e.g. causing a system to use a lot of memory) to crashing an application or an entire system.
A vulnerability has been reported in IBM AIX and IBM Virtual I/O Server, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused to an error when exporting a "dupmsg" kernel extension call to user space and can be exploited to cause a system crash.
Please see the vendor's advisory for a list of affected versions.
Apply Interim Fixes.
IBM AIX version 220.127.116.11:
IBM AIX version 18.104.22.168:
IBM AIX version 22.214.171.124:
IBM AIX version 126.96.36.199:
IBM AIX version 188.8.131.52:
IBM Virtual I/O Server 184.108.40.206-FP-25 SP-02:
The vendor credits Jakub Wartak.
IBM (IV22693, IV22694, IV22695, IV22696, IV22697):