IBM AIX FC contains buffer overflow exploitable during session setup

ID VU:152955
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2002-12-10T00:00:00



The FC client in IBM's AIX contains a buffer overflow that may cause a core dump in the client.


The IBM AIX FC client allows a buffer overflow of a few bytes in the client process, which could cause intermittent core dumps during session setup. Overflowing the buffer is difficult or impossible without local, privileged access to the client.


Exploitation of this vulnerability causes the FC client to crash.


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Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
IBM| | 22 Apr 2002| 06 Jun 2002
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CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A


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Thanks to IBM for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 28 Mar 2002
  • Date First Published: 16 Sep 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 10 Dec 2002
  • Severity Metric: 2.36
  • Document Revision: 9