7996 : IBM AIX libIM Library for NLS Multiple Vector Overflow
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Disclosure Date
Time to Patch Time to Vendor Response
14 days 1 days


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.


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


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.


IBM Corporation



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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