CVSS 3.1 Score 8.4 of 10 (high)


Published Dec 13, 2023
Updated: Dec 19, 2023


CVE-2023-45166 is a vulnerability affecting IBM AIX 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1, which could be exploited by a non-privileged local user through the piodmgrsu command to gain elevated privileges. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH and a base score of 8.4 according to the CVSS v3.1 scoring system. It requires no privileges or user interaction for exploitation and has a low attack complexity. The impact includes high integrity and confidentiality impacts, as well as high availability impact. The vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations using the affected products as it could allow unauthorized access to sensitive information or systems. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should apply the necessary security patches or updates provided by IBM.

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