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CVE-2009-2669 Detail

Current Description

A certain debugging component in IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1 does not properly handle the (1) _LIB_INIT_DBG and (2) _LIB_INIT_DBG_FILE environment variables, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging a setuid-root program to create an arbitrary root-owned file with world-writable permissions, related to libC.a (aka the XL C++ runtime library) in AIX 5.3 and libc.a in AIX 6.1.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
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 Vendor Advisory
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=815
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ56203 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ56204 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ56205 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ56206 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35934 Patch
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2151

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:ibm:aix:5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:ibm:aix:6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2669
NVD Published Date:
08/05/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/12/2009