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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2007-5805
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 09:02:12
Published 05 Nov 2007 12:46:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2007-5805

Summary

cfgcon in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 does not properly validate the argument to the "-p" option to swcons, which allows local users in the system group to create an arbitrary file, and enable world writability of this file, via a symlink attack involving use of the file's name as the argument. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-5804.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Ibm Aix 5.2

  • Ibm Aix 5.3


References

CONFIRM - http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/ijhifoeblist?mode=7&heading=AIX53&path=%2F200710%2FSECURITY%2F20071030%2Fdatafile100405

BID - 26258

CONFIRM - ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/cfgcon_ifix.tar

XF - aix-swcons-insecure-permissions(38154)

AIXAPAR - IZ03061

AIXAPAR - IZ03055

SECUNIA - 27437

IDEFENSE - 20071030 IBM AIX swcons Local Arbitrary File Access Vulnerability


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:46:17