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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Directory Traversal Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users View Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036887
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036887
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6038   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 1 2016
Original Entry Date:  Sep 23 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A remote authenticated user can obtain files on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can submit a specially crafted URL to trigger a directory traversal flaw and view arbitrary files on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in the Tivoli Lightweight Infrastructure (LWI) Eclipse Help component.

IBM Systems Director Console for AIX (pConsole) and IBM Web Based System Management Remote Client (WebSM Remote) are affected.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

5.3.12: APAR IV89386
6.1.9: APAR IV89418
7.1.3: APAR IV89385

The IBM advisories are available at:

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/pconsole_advisory.asc
https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/pconsole_mitigation.asc

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

Message History:   None.


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