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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5804

Original release date: 11/05/2007
Last revised: 09/10/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

cfgcon in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 does not properly validate the argument to the "-p" option to swcons, which allows local users in the system group to create or overwrite an arbitrary file, and enable world writability of this file, by using the file's name as the argument.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27437
External Source: BID
Name: 26258
Type: Patch Information
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20071030 IBM AIX swcons Local Arbitrary File Access Vulnerability
External Source: XF
Name: aix-swcons-insecure-permissions(38154)
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ03061
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/cfgcon_ifix.tar
Type: Patch Information
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ03055
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/ijhifoeblist?mode=7&heading=AIX53&path=%2F200710%2FSECURITY%2F20071030%2Fdatafile100405
Type: Patch Information

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