ID CVE-2010-3405
Summary Buffer overflow in sa_snap in the bos.esagent fileset in IBM AIX 6.1, 5.3, and earlier and VIOS 2.1, 1.5, and earlier allows local users to leverage system group membership and gain privileges via unspecified vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • IBM AIX 5.3
    cpe:2.3:o:ibm:aix:5.3
  • IBM AIX 6.1
    cpe:2.3:o:ibm:aix:6.1
  • IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) 1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:vios:1.5
  • IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) 2.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ibm:vios:2.1
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 17-09-2010 - 09:35)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW SINGLE_INSTANCE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U837665.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U837665, which is related to the security of the package bos.esagent.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 49462
    published 2010-09-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=49462
    title AIX 5.3 TL 11 : bos.esagent (U837665)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U836745.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U836745, which is related to the security of the package bos.esagent.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 50126
    published 2010-10-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50126
    title AIX 6.1 TL 4 : bos.esagent (U836745)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U837870.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U837870, which is related to the security of the package bos.esagent.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 49566
    published 2010-09-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=49566
    title AIX 5.3 TL 10 : bos.esagent (U837870)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U837542.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U837542, which is related to the security of the package bos.esagent.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 49367
    published 2010-09-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=49367
    title AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bos.esagent (U837542)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U837027.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U837027, which is related to the security of the package bos.esagent.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 50212
    published 2010-10-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50212
    title AIX 6.1 TL 2 : bos.esagent (U837027)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U836962.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U836962, which is related to the security of the package bos.esagent.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 50175
    published 2010-10-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50175
    title AIX 6.1 TL 3 : bos.esagent (U836962)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U837109.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U837109, which is related to the security of the package bos.esagent.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 50229
    published 2010-10-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50229
    title AIX 6.1 TL 5 : bos.esagent (U837109)
oval via4
accepted 2011-01-10T04:00:14.037-05:00
class vulnerability
contributors
name Yamini Mohan R
organization Hewlett-Packard
definition_extensions
  • comment IBM AIX 6100-02 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5685
  • comment IBM AIX 6100-03 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6736
  • comment IBM AIX 6100-04 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7373
description Buffer overflow in sa_snap in the bos.esagent fileset in IBM AIX 6.1, 5.3, and earlier and VIOS 2.1, 1.5, and earlier allows local users to leverage system group membership and gain privileges via unspecified vectors.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12214
status accepted
submitted 2010-11-25T15:34:05.000-05:00
title AIX security vulnerabilities in sa_snap
version 43
refmap via4
aixapar
  • IZ81819
  • IZ82245
  • IZ82630
  • IZ83909
  • IZ83942
  • IZ83975
  • IZ84167
bid 43207
confirm http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sa_snap_advisory.asc
sectrack 1024430
secunia 41446
vupen ADV-2010-2377
xf ibm-aix-sasnap-bo(61774)
Last major update 18-07-2011 - 22:39
Published 16-09-2010 - 17:00
Last modified 28-11-2018 - 12:13
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