IBM AIX invscoutd allows elevated privileges
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IBM AIX could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by a vulnerability in invscoutd, which is a command used to implement an Inventory Scout server daemon. By supplying a logfile as a command line argument, a local attacker could create or overwrite files with elevated privileges on the system.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- BID-9982: AIX Invscoutd Symbolic Link Vulnerability
- CVE-2004-2697: The Inventory Scout daemon (invscoutd) 18.104.22.168 and 2.0.2 for AIX 4.3.3 and 5.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on a command line argument (log file). NOTE: this might be related to CVE-2006-5002.
- OSVDB ID: 4582: IBM AIX invscoutd Insecure Logfile Handling
- SA11200: AIX invscoutd Insecure Logfile Handling Vulnerability
- IBM AIX 4.3.3
- IBM AIX 5.1
Mar 26, 2004
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