IBM AIX sa_snap buffer overflow

ibm-aix-sasnap-bo (61774) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM AIX is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the /usr/esa/sbin/sa_snap program. A local authenticated attacker with system group user privileges could exploit this vulnerability using unknown attack vectors to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to the IBM SECURITY ADVISORY for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM SECURITY ADVISORY: AIX security vulnerabilities in sa_snap.
  • BID-43207: IBM AIX Local Privilege Escalation and Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-3405: Buffer overflow in sa_snap in the bos.esagent fileset in IBM AIX 6.1, 5.3, and earlier and VIOS 2.1, 1.5, and earlier allows local users to leverage system group membership and gain privileges via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 68099: IBM AIX bos.esagent Fileset sa_snap Local Overflow
  • SA41446: IBM AIX sa_snap Two Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1024430: IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in sa_snap Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM AIX 5.3
  • IBM AIX 6.1
  • IBM VIOS 1.5
  • IBM VIOS 2.1

Reported:

Sep 13, 2010

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