IBM AIX ftp domacro() buffer overflow
|aix-ftp-domacro-bo (38162)||High Risk|
IBM AIX is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the domacro() function in the ftp client. By sending a specially-crafted command-line argument, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.
For AIX 5.2.0:
Apply APAR IZ05487, available from the IBM Quick Links Web site. See References.
For AIX 5.3.0:
Apply APAR IZ05488, available from the IBM Quick Links Web site. See References.
Apply the interim fix for this vulnerability (ftp_ifix.tar.Z), available from the IBM AIX FTP site. See References.
- IBM AIX FTP site: Index of ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/.
- IBM Quick Links Web site: Quick links for AIX fixes.
- IBM SECURITY ADVISORY: Wed Oct 24 11:34:55 CDT 2007: AIX ftp buffer overflow vulnerability.
- iDefense PUBLIC ADVISORY: 10.30.07: IBM AIX ftp domacro Parameter Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
- BID-26260: IBM AIX ftp Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-4217: Stack-based buffer overflow in the domacro function in ftp in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 allows local users to gain privileges via a long parameter to a macro, as demonstrated by executing a macro via the '$' command.
- OSVDB ID: 40407: IBM AIX ftp domacro Function Macro Argument Local Privilege Escalation
- SA27437: IBM AIX Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1018871: IBM AIX Various Application Buffer Overflows Let Local Users Gain Root Privileges
- IBM AIX 5.2
- IBM AIX 5.3
Oct 30, 2007
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