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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4018

Original release date: 09/10/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


swcons in bos.rte.console in IBM AIX 5.2.0 through 6.1.1 allows local users in the system group to create or overwrite an arbitrary file, and establish weak permissions and root ownership for this file, via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this can be leveraged to gain privileges. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-5805.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: ibm-aix-swcons-code-execution(44903)
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ28943
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ18341
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ18338
External Source: BID
Name: 30999
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ18339
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/swcons_advisory.asc
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2490
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ18334
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IZ18335
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5932
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020818

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5932
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)