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IBM AIX Inventory Scout Data Manipulation and File Deletion Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2011-12-14    Views:  4,437

Secunia Advisory SA47222

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Manipulation of data, Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to manipulate certain data and perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

1) An error within inventory scout can be exploited to manipulate certain files via symlink attacks.

2) An unspecified error within inventory scout can be exploited to delete certain system files.

The vulnerabilities are reported in AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 running invscout.rte versions prior to 2.2.0.19.


Solution:
Apply APAR IV11643.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Jakub Wartak

Original Advisory:
IBM (IV11643):
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/invscout_advisory2.asc

IBM X-Force:
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/71615

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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