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IBM AIX Inventory Scout Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-09-26    Last Update:  2006-09-29    Views:  12,148

Secunia Advisory SA22062

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in invscoutClient_VPD_Survey when performing a survey of the Vital Product Database. This can be exploited to overwrite the contents of arbitrary files, and can further be exploited e.g. to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability has been reported in Inventory Scout for AIX 2.2.0.0 through 2.2.0.9.


Solution:
Apply Interim fix until APARs are available.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
IBM:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY88735

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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