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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX 'man' Utility May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019572
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019572
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1274   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 11 2008
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The '/usr/bin/man' utility does not specify the full path when invoking certain binaries. A local user may be able to cause a target user running 'man' to execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (APAR IZ17177).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ17177

Vendor URL:  www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ17177 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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