IBM AIX RDIST buffer overflow
|aix-rdist-bo (32184)||High Risk|
IBM AIX is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the RDIST command in bos.rte.libc. By sending a specially-crafted RDIST command, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with unspecified setuid privileges.
Apply the patch for your system, as listed in IBM APAR IY94301. See References.
- IBM APAR IY94301: BUFFER OVERFLOW VULNERABILITY IN SETUID CMD RDIST.
- IBM APAR IY94368: BUFFER OVERFLOW VULNERABILITY IN SETUID CMD RDIST APPLIES TO AIX 5200-10.
- BID-22370: IBM AIX RDist Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- BID-22456: IBM AIX Remote Access Commands Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-0670: Buffer overflow in bos.rte.libc in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via the r-commands, possibly including (1) rdist, (2) rsh, (3) rcp, (4) rsync, and (5) rlogin.
- OSVDB ID: 31696: IBM AIX bos.rte.libc rdist Unspecified Local Overflow
- SA23995: IBM AIX Various R Commands Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- SECTRACK ID: 1017583: AIX Buffer Overflow in RDIST Command May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
- SECTRACK ID: 1017607: IBM AIX Buffer Overflows in rsh, rcp, rlogin, and rdist Commands Let Local Users Gain Root Privileges
- IBM AIX 5.2
- IBM AIX 5.3
Feb 01, 2007
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