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CVE-2007-5805 Detail

Description

cfgcon in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 does not properly validate the argument to the "-p" option to swcons, which allows local users in the system group to create an arbitrary file, and enable world writability of this file, via a symlink attack involving use of the file's name as the argument. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-5804.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/05/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/cfgcon_ifix.tar Patch
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=611
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26258 Patch
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ03055
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ03061
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/ijhifoeblist?mode=7&heading=AIX53&path=%2F200710%2FSECURITY%2F20071030%2Fdatafile100405 Patch
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38154

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5805
NVD Published Date:
11/05/2007
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017