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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in drmgr Command May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017841
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017841
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1798   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 16 2008
Original Entry Date:  Apr 3 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply a specially crafted path name to the drmgr command to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APAR IY96772 for AIX 5.2, APAR IY95054 and IY96753 for AIX 5.3).

The IBM advisories are available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY96753
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY95054
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY96772

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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