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Secunia Security Advisory 49618

Secunia Security Advisory 49618
Posted Jun 22, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | aix
MD5 | 6b7d9f6e111305c9b9e74198a9e5686a

Secunia Security Advisory 49618

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TITLE:
IBM AIX libodm Insecure File Creation Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49618

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49618/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49618

RELEASE DATE:
2012-06-21

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49618/#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/49618/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49618

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:
A vulnerability has been reported in IBM AIX, which can be exploited
by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated
privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to libodm creating temporary files in
an insecure manner, which can be exploited via symlink attacks to
create and overwrite arbitrary files.

The vulnerability is reported in AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1.

SOLUTION:
Apply interim fix or APAR when available.

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

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
IBM (IV22019, IV21379, IV21381, IV21382, IV21383)
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/libodm_advisory.asc

IBM X-Force:
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/75510

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.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


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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