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Secunia Security Advisory 47222

Secunia Security Advisory 47222
Posted Dec 14, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Two vulnerabilities have been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to manipulate certain data and perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, local, vulnerability
systems | aix
SHA-256 | 47470338592c50d11d99d4c8eab74302d5ae765d6754ffc5c4f0eea430012d31

Secunia Security Advisory 47222

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TITLE:
IBM AIX Inventory Scout Data Manipulation and File Deletion
Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA47222

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/47222/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47222

RELEASE DATE:
2011-12-14

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/47222/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/47222/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Secunia Analysis
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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47222

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in IBM AIX, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to manipulate certain data and
perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

1) An error within inventory scout can be exploited to manipulate
certain files via symlink attacks.

2) An unspecified error within inventory scout can be exploited to
delete certain system files.

The vulnerabilities are reported in AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 running
invscout.rte versions prior to 2.2.0.19.

SOLUTION:
Apply APAR IV11643.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Jakub Wartak

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
IBM (IV11643):
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/invscout_advisory2.asc

IBM X-Force:
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/71615

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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