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CVE-2007-5805 Detail

Current 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.


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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-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ03055
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ03061
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26258 Patch 
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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

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