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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in ftp Command Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018465
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4004   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 26 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 elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke the ftp command and trigger a buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in several calls to the deprecated gets() function.

The vendor was notified on June 5, 2007.

The vendor credits iDefense with reporting this vulnerability.

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

For 5.2.0: IZ01812, available 10/31/2007
For 5.3.0: IZ01813, available 11/27/2007

Interim fixes are available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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