CVEdetails.com the ultimate security vulnerability data source
(e.g.: CVE-2009-1234 or 2010-1234 or 20101234)
Log In   Register
Vulnerability Feeds & WidgetsNew   www.itsecdb.com  

Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1786

The malloc subsystem in libc in IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1 allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the log file associated with the MALLOCDEBUG environment variable.
Publish Date : 2009-05-26 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
Search Twitter   Search YouTube   Search Google

- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.9
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 362

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Malloc subsystem in libc in IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1 vulnerability. oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6276 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-2009-1786

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS IBM AIX 5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS IBM AIX 6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
IBM AIX 2

- References For CVE-2009-1786

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1380
VUPEN ADV-2009-1380
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9306
EXPLOIT-DB 9306
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/50636
XF aix-mallocdebug-privilege-escalation(50636)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35034
BID 35034 IBM AIX 'MALLOCDEBUG' File Overwrite Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-31
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50121
AIXAPAR IZ50121
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50129
AIXAPAR IZ50129
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50139
AIXAPAR IZ50139
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50445
AIXAPAR IZ50445
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50447
AIXAPAR IZ50447
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50500
AIXAPAR IZ50500
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/libc_advisory.asc CONFIRM
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=802
IDEFENSE 20090520 IBM AIX libc MALLOCDEBUG File Overwrite Vulnerability
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ50517
AIXAPAR IZ50517
http://securitytracker.com/id?1022261
SECTRACK 1022261

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1786

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss.