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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4845

The FTP client in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS SP-02, does not properly manage privileges in an RBAC environment, which allows attackers to bypass intended file-read restrictions by leveraging the setuid installation of the ftp executable file.
Publish Date : 2012-10-20 Last Update Date : 2021-08-31
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication ???
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
AIX ftp vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19695 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4845

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS IBM AIX 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS IBM AIX 7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application IBM Vios Fp-25 Sp-02 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
IBM Vios 1

- References For CVE-2012-4845
XF aix-ftp-setuid(79279)
BID 56134 IBM AIX FTP Client CVE-2012-4845 Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2012-10-18
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19695

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4845

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