3038 : IBM 370 DIAGNOSE Instruction Gain System Privileges
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1977-01-01

Description

Some variants of IBM 370 may allow a malicious user to gain full administrative priveleges via the "VM Guest" account and the DIAGNOSE function. The flaw occurs due to no authentication checks applied to the account or DIAGNOSE function which is considered 'priveleged'. With this command, the local user can perform untraced and undetected I/O on the system, allowing a wide range of commands and access.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Other
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Discontinued Product
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

The vendor has discontinued this product and therefore has no patch or upgrade that mitigates this problem. It is recommended that an alternate software package be used in its place.

Products

IBM Corporation
VM 370
Unspecified

References

Credit

Unknown or Incomplete

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