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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
AIX Buffer Overflow in RDIST Command May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017583
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017583
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0670   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 2 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AIX. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke the rdist command to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with unspecified set user ID (setuid) privileges.

The vulnerability resides in 'bos.rte.libc'.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain unspecified elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APAR IY94301).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY94301

Vendor URL:  www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY94301 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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