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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in ftpd Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024368
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3187   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 2 2010
Original Entry Date:  Aug 26 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX ftpd. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted NLST command to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

In some configurations (where FTP allows write access), a remote authenticated user can exploit this flaw to obtain DES-encrypted user hashes.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

Kingcope reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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