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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX rdist Command Lets Local Users Overwrite Arbitrary Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016922
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016922
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5004   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 26 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX in the rdist command. A local user can overwrite arbitrary files.

A local user can exploit a flaw in 'usr/bin/rdist' to overwrite arbitrary files on the target system.

The '/usr/sbin/rdist' command is not affected.

The 'bos.net.tcp.client' fileset is affected.

Impact:   A local user can overwrite arbitrary files on the target system, causing denial of service conditions.
Solution:   IBM has issued the following fixes:

APAR number for AIX 5.2.0: IY88688 (available)
APAR number for AIX 5.3.0: IY88687 (available approx. 10/04/06)

Interim fixes are available at:

ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/rdist_ifix.tar.Z

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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