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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in sa_snap Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024430
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3405   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 27 2010
Original Entry Date:  Sep 14 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user in the system group can trigger a buffer overflow in '/usr/esa/sbin/sa_snap' to execute arbitrary code on the target system with root level privileges.

Impact:   A local user In the system group can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

5.3.10 IZ73757
5.3.11 IZ73681
5.3.12 IZ73590
6.1.2 IZ75465
6.1.3 IZ75440
6.1.4 IZ75369
6.1.5 IZ73599

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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