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CVE-2009-1786 Detail

Description

The malloc subsystem in libc in IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1 allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the log file associated with the MALLOCDEBUG environment variable.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/26/2009

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
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/libc_advisory.asc Patch Vendor Advisory
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=802
http://securitytracker.com/id?1022261 Patch
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50121
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50129
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50139
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50445
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50447
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50500
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50517
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35034
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1380 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/50636
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6276
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9306

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6276
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6276

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1786
NVD Published Date:
05/26/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017