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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX TFTP RBAC Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Read and Overwrite Root-Owned Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028728
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028728
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-3005   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 3 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A remote authenticated user can read and overwrite files on the target system with root privileges.

A remote authenticated non-root user can exploit a flaw in the tftp client related to role-based access controls (RBAC) to read and overwrite arbitrary files on the target system.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can read and overwrite files on the target system with root privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix:

For 6.1.6: IV40221
For 6.1.7: IV42932
For 6.1.8: IV42933
For 7.1.0: IV42934
For 7.1.1: IV42700
For 7.1.2: IV42935

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Vendor URL:  aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/tftp_advisory.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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