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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Uucp Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX uucp Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016921
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016921
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5007   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 26 2006
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in uucp on IBM AIX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with uucp privileges.

The 'bos.net.uucp' fileset is affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued the following fixes:

APAR number for AIX 5.2.0: IY88565 (available)
APAR number for AIX 5.3.0: IY88614 (available approx. 10/04/06)

Interim fixes are available at:

ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/uucp_ifix.tar.Z

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (AIX)
Underlying OS Comments:  5.2, 5.3

Message History:   None.


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