Vulnerability Note VU#152955

IBM AIX FC contains buffer overflow exploitable during session setup

Original Release date: 16 Sep 2002 | Last revised: 10 Dec 2002


The FC client in IBM's AIX contains a buffer overflow that may cause a core dump in the client.


The IBM AIX FC client allows a buffer overflow of a few bytes in the client process, which could cause intermittent core dumps during session setup. Overflowing the buffer is difficult or impossible without local, privileged access to the client.


Exploitation of this vulnerability causes the FC client to crash.


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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
IBMAffected22 Apr 200206 Jun 2002
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Thanks to IBM for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Van Ittersum.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 28 Mar 2002
  • Date First Published: 16 Sep 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 10 Dec 2002
  • Severity Metric: 2.36
  • Document Revision: 9


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