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IBM AIX chdev/mkdev/rmdev Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-02-08    Last Update:  2005-02-21    Views:  11,813

Secunia Advisory SA14173

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


iDEFENSE has reported a vulnerability in AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string errors in the chdev, mkdev, and rmdev utilities and can be exploited by supplying specially crafted arguments containing format specifiers.

Successful exploitation allows users in the system group to gain root privileges.

The vulnerability affects AIX 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3.


Solution:
Apply efixes:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
iDEFENSE Labs

Original Advisory:
IBM:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY67455

iDEFENSE:
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=192

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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