IBM AIX NIS client is reported prone to a remote arbitrary code execution vulnerability. This issue may allow remote attackers to gain unauthorized access to a vulnerable computer with superuser privileges.
IBM AIX 5.3 is reported vulnerable to this issue.
Few details about this issue are currently available. This BID will be updated when more information is available. It should be noted that this issue is distinct from BID 12415 (IBM AIX NIS Client Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerability).
Currently we are not aware of any exploits for this issue. If you feel we are in error or are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.
IBM has released an efix to address this issue in AIX 5.3.
IBM has updated their advisory removing the interim fix and announcing the availability of the APAR to address this issue.