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Secunia Security Advisory 18773

Secunia Security Advisory 18773
Posted Feb 14, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in AIX, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | aix
SHA-256 | 3a4b17f5aa3490514ce4edd364f55172b0fe22ffb32e7f09600c939570628386

Secunia Security Advisory 18773

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TITLE:
AIX arp Command Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA18773

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/18773/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
AIX 5.x
http://secunia.com/product/213/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in AIX, which potentially can be
exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the "arp"
command. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via an
overly long "iftype" argument.

The vulnerability has been reported in AIX 5.2 and 5.3.

SOLUTION:
Apply APAR.
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/support/pseries/aixfixes.html

AIX 5.2:
Apply APAR IY81424.

AIX 5.3:
Apply APAR IY81476.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
IBM:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY81424
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IY81476

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

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

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