IBM AIX enq buffer overflow

aix-enq-bo (5619) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

IBM AIX is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the enq program, due to improper parsing of command line arguments. A local attacker can overwrite stack variables to execute arbitrary code on the system. An attacker can use this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

For IBM AIX 4.2.x:
Apply IBM APAR IY08287 patch, available from the IBM Technical Support Web site. See References.

For IBM AIX 4.3.x:
Apply IBM APAR IY08143 patch, available from the IBM Technical Support Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM AIX 4.2.0
  • IBM AIX 4.2.1
  • IBM AIX 4.2.1.12
  • IBM AIX 4.3
  • IBM AIX 4.3.1
  • IBM AIX 4.3.2
  • IBM AIX 4.3.3

Reported:

Dec 01, 2000

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