Vulnerability Note VU#602300

AIX "getconf" contains buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 29 Sep 2005 | Last revised: 29 Sep 2005


IBM AIX getconf contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that may lead to arbitrary code execution.


IBM AIX contains the getconf command that provides information about system configuration. An unspecified buffer overflow condition has been identified in getconf and may lead to arbitrary code execution by local users.


Local, authenticated users may be able to execute arbitrary code.


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IBM has issued updates to address this issue. Please see documents IY73850 and IY73814 for more information.

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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
IBM CorporationAffected-29 Sep 2005
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Thanks to IBM for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ken MacInnis.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2005-3060
  • Date Public: 29 Sep 2005
  • Date First Published: 29 Sep 2005
  • Date Last Updated: 29 Sep 2005
  • Severity Metric: 10.13
  • Document Revision: 4


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