AIX 5.2 TL 10 : bos.rte.control (U815015)

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Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

The remote host is missing AIX PTF U815015, which is related to the
security of the package bos.rte.control.

The reboot command contains a stack based buffer overflow. A local
attacker in the shutdown group may exploit this overflow to execute
arbitrary code with root privileges because the command is setuid
root.

The following files are vulnerable :

/usr/sbin/reboot.

See also :

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ15479

Solution :

Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65366 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1601

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