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IBM AIX libodm ODMPATH Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-07-10    Last Update:  2008-04-30    Views:  10,153

Secunia Advisory SA25970

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


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

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within odm_searchpath() in the libodm library when processing the ODMPATH environment variable. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long ODMPATH variable.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

The vulnerability is reported in versions 5.2.0 and 5.3.0.


Solution:
Apply APARs:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by an anonymous person and reported via iDefense Labs.

Original Advisory:
IBM:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1SSRVAIX52SECUR081514_969
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1SSRVAIX53SECUR081514_394
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY97632
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ00531
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ01437
ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/README

iDefense Labs:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=552

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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