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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX ftpd Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Determine the Installation Path
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020090
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020090
CVE Reference:   CVE-1999-0201   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 22 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 5.3, 6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the IBM AIX ftp daemon. A remote user can determine the installation path.

A remote authenticated user (including an anonymous user) can issue a 'quote cwd' command to determine the full path of the home directory of the ftp user.

ISS X-Force reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can determine the installation path.
Solution:   IBM plans to issue the following APARs on June 20, 2008:

5.2.0 IZ18670
5.3.0 IZ22357
5.3.7 IZ22358
5.3.8 IZ21529
6.1.0 IZ22356

Efixes are available at:

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ftpd_fix.tar
ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ftpd_fix.tar

The vendor advisories are available at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ18670
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ22357
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ22358
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ21529
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ22356

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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