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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Buffer Overflow in 'swcons' Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017656
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0978   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 15 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a buffer overflow in 'swcons' to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR IY94901).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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