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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Sendmail Vendors:   Sendmail Consortium
IBM AIX Sendmail Default Configuration Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027207
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027207
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2200   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 27 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in sendmail on IBM AIX. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

In the default configuration, a local user can place commands in their '.forward' file to cause sendmail to execute the commands with root privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APARs IV22965, IV22966, IV22964, IV22963).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sendmail1_advisory.asc

Vendor URL:  aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sendmail1_advisory.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (AIX)

Message History:   None.


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