[SA22112] IBM AIX "cfgmgr" Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-09-28T00:00:00


TITLE: IBM AIX "cfgmgr" Privilege Escalation Vulnerability


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/22112/

CRITICAL: Less critical

IMPACT: Privilege escalation

WHERE: Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM: AIX 5.x http://secunia.com/product/213/

DESCRIPTION: Two vulnerabilities have been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerabilities are due to unspecified errors in the "cfgmgr" command. These can be exploited by users in the "system" group to overwrite arbitrary system files, or to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

SOLUTION: Apply Interim fixes until APARs are available.

Interim fix: ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/cfgmgr_ifix.tar.Z

APAR for AIX 5.2.0: Apply IY89512 (available approx. 2006-10-18).

APAR for AIX 5.3.0: Apply IY89434 (available approx. 2006-10-04).

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: IBM: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY89512 http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY89434

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