AIX ping Command Line Argument Overflow

1997-07-21T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:7969
Type osvdb
Reporter Bryan P. Self(bryan@scott.net)
Modified 1997-07-21T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

A local overflow exists in AIX ping. The AIX ping fails to check command line arguments length resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request, an attacker can execute arbitrary commands resulting in a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 4.2.1 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

A local overflow exists in AIX ping. The AIX ping fails to check command line arguments length resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request, an attacker can execute arbitrary commands resulting in a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor Specific Solution URL: http://service.software.ibm.com/rs6k/fixes.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1997_3/0099.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1997_3/0106.html ISS X-Force ID: 803 CVE-1999-1208 Bugtraq ID: 387