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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in 'pppdial' May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021741
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0779   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 9 2009
Original Entry Date:  Feb 23 2009
Impact:   User 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 may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply a specially crafted input string that is longer than 4000 characters to trigger a buffer overflow in 'pppdial' and execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APARS IZ44199, IZ44220, IZ44332, IZ44388).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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