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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5805

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 an arbitrary file, and enable world writability of this file, via a symlink attack involving use of the file's name as the argument. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-5804.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20071030 IBM AIX swcons Local Arbitrary File Access Vulnerability
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
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ03055
External Source: XF
Name: aix-swcons-insecure-permissions(38154)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/cfgcon_ifix.tar
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27437
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ03061
External Source: BID
Name: 26258
Type: Patch Information

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.2
* cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

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