IBM AIX bellmail buffer overflow
|aix-bellmail-bo (38150)||High Risk|
IBM AIX bellmail is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the sendrmt function. By sending an overly long parameter using the "m" command, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code on the system.
For AIX 5.2.0:
Apply APAR IZ05066, available from the IBM Quick Links Web site. See References.
For AIX 5.3.0:
Apply APAR IZ05065, available from the IBM Quick Links Web site. See References.
Apply the interim fix for this vulnerability (bellmail_ifix.tar), available from the IBM AIX FTP site. See References.
- IBM AIX FTP site: IBM AIX.
- IBM APAR IZ05065: POTENTIAL SECURITY ISSUE..
- IBM APAR IZ05066: POTENTIAL SECURITY ISSUE..
- IBM SECURITY ADVISORY: AIX bellmail buffer overflow vulnerability.
- iDefense PUBLIC ADVISORY: 10.30.07: IBM AIX bellmail Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
- BID-26257: IBM AIX bellmail Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-4623: Stack-based buffer overflow in the sendrmt function in bellmail in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long parameter to the m command.
- OSVDB ID: 40402: IBM AIX bellmail sendrmt Function m Command Local Overflow
- SA27437: IBM AIX Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1018871: IBM AIX Various Application Buffer Overflows Let Local Users Gain Root Privileges
- VUPEN/ADV-2007-3669: IBM AIX Utilities Arguments Handling Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
- IBM AIX 5.2
- IBM AIX 5.3
Oct 25, 2007
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