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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflows in rsh, rcp, rlogin, and rdist Commands Let Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017607
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0670   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 8 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a buffer overflow in various r-commands to execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.

The rsh, rcp, rlogin, and rdist commands are affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued an interim fix, available at:

The vendor plans to issue the following fixes:

APAR number for AIX 5.2.0: IY94368 (available approx. 03/21/07)
APAR number for AIX 5.3.0: IY94301 (available approx. 03/07/07)

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

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