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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflows in chpath, rmpath, and devinstall Commands Let Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018549
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018549
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4353   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 15 2007
Original Entry Date:  Aug 10 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AIX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user with system group privileges can invoke several configuration commands to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.

The chpath, rmpath, and devinstall commands are affected.

IBM discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user with system group privileges can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following APARs.

For 5.2.0: IZ00531
For 5.3.0: IZ01433

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

Message History:   None.


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