4582 : IBM AIX invscoutd Insecure Logfile Handling
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IBM inventory scout for AIX contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when running the invscoutd command using a malicous logfile name. This flaw may lead to escalated privileges an loss of confidentiality and/or integrity.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality, Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public


Upgrade to latest version of inventory scout, as higher numbered versions have been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 6.9
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2007-10-09 | Disagree?

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