AIX uucp -s Parameter Local Overflow

2002-04-30T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:8003
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2002-04-30T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

A local overflow exists in IBM AIX. The uucp command fails to validate input file string parameters (-s parameter) resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request longer than BUFSIZ, an attacker can cause segmentation faults resulting in a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 4.3.3 (APAR IY29519), 5.1.0 (APAR IY28158) 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 IBM AIX. The uucp command fails to validate input file string parameters (-s parameter) resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request longer than BUFSIZ, an attacker can cause segmentation faults resulting in a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor Specific Solution URL: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY29519 Vendor Specific Solution URL: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY28158 Vendor Specific Solution URL: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY29518 Related OSVDB ID: 8755 Other Advisory URL: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/aix/2002-q2/0005.html Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/aix/2002-q2/0005.html ISS X-Force ID: 11252 CVE-2002-0745