7996 : IBM AIX libIM Library for NLS Multiple Vector Overflow
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2003-02-12
Time to Patch Time to Vendor Response
14 days 1 days

Description

A local overflow exists in IBM AIX library libIM. The library functions fails to validate input using the input methods "im" parameter resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request to applications using this library, an attacker can cause execution of code resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade AIX using the patch numbers AIX 4.3.3: APAR IY40307, AIX 5.1: APAR IY40317 and AIX 5.2:   APAR IY40320 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

IBM Corporation
AIX
4.3.3
5.1
5.2

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2

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