IBM AIX WebSM insecure permissions

aix-websm-insecure-permissions (39906) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

IBM AIX WebSM Remote Client creates certain files with world writable permissions when installed on Linux. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to write data to the affected files.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.1
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Apply the patch for your system, as listed in the IBM Subscription service Bulletin. See References.

References:

  • IBM Subscription service Bulletin: AIX incorrect file permissions Linux WebSM remote client.
  • BID-27433: IBM AIX WebSM Remote Client For Linux Local Insecure File Permissions Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0585: sysmgt.websm.webaccess in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 has world writable permissions for unspecified WebSM Remote Client files, which allows local users to alter the behavior of this client by overwriting these files.
  • OSVDB ID: 40430: IBM AIX sysmgt.websm.webaccess WebSM Remote Client Files Unspecified Permission Weakness
  • SA28609: IBM AIX Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM AIX 5.2
  • IBM AIX 5.3

Reported:

Jan 22, 2008

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