Vulnerability Note VU#872443
IBM AIX nslookup buffer overflow in hostname to lookup
There is a buffer overflow in nslookup that will allow local attackers to gain root privileges on vulnerable AIX systems.
The nslookup command contains a buffer overflow in the hostname to lookup, allowing local attackers to gain root privileges. The vendor (IBM) has reported publicly that this buffer overflow has been exploited by intruders to gain privileges.
Intruders with access to a local account may be able to gain root privileges on the vulnerable system.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|IBM||Affected||-||26 Sep 2001|
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This document was written by Cory F. Cohen.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 30 Sep 99
- Date First Published: 26 Sep 2001
- Date Last Updated: 26 Sep 2001
- Severity Metric: 15.75
- Document Revision: 7
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