IBM AIX setsenv buffer overflow

2001-09-28T00:00:00
ID VU:886953
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2001-09-28T00:00:00

Description

Overview

There is a buffer overflow in the IBM AIX setsenv command that may allow local attackers to gain root privileges.

Description

The setsenv command is used to set protected state environment variables. There is a buffer overflow in a variable value parameter to the setsenv command on IBM AIX systems. An exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available, and is reported to have been used to compromise systems.


Impact

An attacker with access to a local user account can execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system as root.


Solution

Apply a Patch

IBM has released patches to correct this problem. For AIX version 4.2, system adminstrators should apply APAR#IY10721. For AIX version 4.3, system administrators should apply APAR#IY08812.


Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
---|---|---|---
IBM| | -| 27 Sep 2001
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

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

References

Credit

This document was written by Cory F. Cohen.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2000-1119
  • Date Public: 01 Dec 2000
  • Date First Published: 28 Sep 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 28 Sep 2001
  • Severity Metric: 15.19
  • Document Revision: 4