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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in chcon Command Has Unspecified Impact
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015122
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015122
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 31 2005
Impact:   Not specified
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): AIX 5.2 and 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AIX in the chcon command. The impact was not specified.

When DEBUG MALLOC is enabled, a local user can supply a long input argument to the chcon command to trigger a buffer overflow and cause a core dump.

No further details were provided.

Impact:   The impact was not specified.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APAR IY78253 for AIX 5.2 and APAR IY78241 for AIX 5.3).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY78241
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY78253

Vendor URL:  www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY78241 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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