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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX 'cfgmgr' Command Lets Certain Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016917
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016917
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5006   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 25 2006
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 in the cfgmgr command. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user in the system group can execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.

The local user can also overwrite arbitrary system files.

The 'bos.rte.methods' fileset is affected.

Impact:   A local user in the system group can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM plans to issue the following fixes:

APAR number for AIX 5.2.0: IY89512 (available approx. 10/18/06)
APAR number for AIX 5.3.0: IY89434 (available approx. 10/04/06)

Interim fixes are available at:

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

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

Message History:   None.


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