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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-4217

Original release date: 11/05/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Stack-based buffer overflow in the domacro function in ftp in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 allows local users to gain privileges via a long parameter to a macro, as demonstrated by executing a macro via the '$' command.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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: XF
Name: aix-ftp-domacro-bo(38162)
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ05487
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/ijhifoeblist?mode=7&heading=AIX53&path=%2F200709%2FSECURITY%2F20070905%2Fdatafile101815
Type: Patch Information
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ05488
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018871
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3669
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20071030 IBM AIX ftp domacro Parameter Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ftp_ifix.tar
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 26260
Type: Patch Information

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

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