IBM Information for VU#538033

ypxfrd daemon fails to properly validate user supplied arguments in "getdbm" procedure



Vendor Statement

The AIX operating system is vulnerable to the issue detailed above in the advisory. This affects AIX releases 4.3.3 and 5.1.0 An efix package for this issue will be available from the IBM software ftp site by 10/16/2002 at the latest. The package will be located at:

The efix packages can be downloaded via anonymous ftp from

This directory contains a README file that gives further details on the efix packages.

The APARs for this vulnerability are:

AIX 4.3.3: IY34800 ( available approx 10/16/2002 )
AIX 5.1.0: IY34664 ( currently available )

Vendor Information

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