IBM AIX getcommand/getshell Commands Disclose Contents of Shell Files to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1015429|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1015429
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jan 1 2006
Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information|
Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): AIX 5.3|
A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user can view shell documents. A local user can determine if files exist on the target system.|
The getCommand and getShell commands allow a local user to determine if a file exists or not because the commands return different information if a non-existent file is specified.
A local user can also view shell files on the target system.
A demonstration exploit command is provided:
The vendor was notified on December 26, 2005.
XFOCUS discovered these vulnerabilities.
A local user can view the contents of shell documents on the target system.|
A local user can determine if files exist on the target system.
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
Vendor URL: www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Access control error|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [Full-disclosure] [xfocus-SD-060101]AIX getCommand&getShell two|
Title:[xfocus-SD-060101]AIX getCommand&getShell two vulnerabilities
Affected version : aix5.3 ml03,Other versions not test,
should also be affected.
XFOCUS (http://www.xfocus.org) had already discovered
some vulnerabilities in getCommand&getShell.
After apply newest patch,getCommand&getShell still have two
1: exploit that,a attacker can determine file be exist or not,which
should can't readed
2: exploit that,a attacker can read in any shell document(include no
permission file) has the cd operation the following partial content.
fopen: No such file or directory
-bash-3.00$ ls -ld /etc/security/
drwxr-x--- 4 root security 512 2005-12-22 21:09 /etc/security/
-bash-3.00$ ls -l /tmp/k.sh -rwx------ 1 root system 79 2005-12-22 23:40
ps -ef > /tmp/log. $$
grep test /tmp/log.
$$ rm /tmp/log. $$
December,26 2005 - Initial vendor notification
January 1, 2006 - Public disclosure(vendor not reply)
XFOCUS Security Team
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