IBM AIX tftp client file overwrite

aix-cve20133005-file-overwrite (85366) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

A vulnerability in the IBM AIX tftp client could allow a remote attacker to read and overwrite files owned by others, including root.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.9
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 5.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Refer to the IBM AIX Security Advisory for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM SECURITY ADVISORY: tftp Security Vulnerability.
  • CVE-2013-3005: The TFTP client in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.2.2-FP-26 SP-02, when RBAC is enabled, allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended file-ownership restrictions, and read or overwrite arbitrary files, via unspecified vectors.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM AIX 6.1
  • IBM AIX 7.1

Reported:

Jul 03, 2013

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