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Security Bulletin: AIX is vulnerable to a privilege escalation vulnerability due to invscout (CVE-2022-36768)

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A vulnerability in the AIX invscout command could allow a non-privileged local user to obtain root privileges (CVE-2022-36768).

CVE(s): CVE-2022-36768

Affected product(s) and affected version(s):

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
AIX 7.1
AIX 7.2
AIX 7.3
VIOS 3.1

 

The following fileset levels are vulnerable:

 

Fileset Lower Level Upper Level
invscout.rte 2.2.0.0 2.2.0.22

 

To find out whether the affected filesets are installed on your systems, refer to the lslpp command found in AIX user's guide.
 
Example:  lslpp -L | grep -i invscout.rte
 

Refer to the following reference URLs for remediation and additional vulnerability details:  
Source Bulletin: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6619725
X-Force Database: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/232014

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