4582 : IBM AIX invscoutd Insecure Logfile Handling
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2004-03-26

Description

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.

Classification

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

Solution

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.

Products

IBM Corporation
AIX
4.3
5.1

References

Credit

  • watercloud - watercloudxfocus.org - Xfocus Team

CVSSv2 Score

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

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2

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