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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
AIX Buffer Overflow in at Command Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018570
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4355   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 15 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AIX. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

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

IBM discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for AIX 5.3 (APAR IZ00139), available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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