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IBM AIX Multiple Unspecified Security Vulnerabilities

Risk

High

Date Discovered

May 13, 2003

Description

It has been reported that multiple security issues exist in the print sub-system of IBM AIX. These issues could lead to an attacker gaining unauthorized access to the host, and potentially elevated privileges.

Technologies Affected

  • IBM AIX 4.3.0
  • IBM AIX 4.3.1
  • IBM AIX 4.3.2
  • IBM AIX 4.3.3
  • IBM AIX 5.1
  • IBM AIX 5.2

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.

Ensure that only trustworthy individuals are able to connect to print servers. Where possible, provide user accounts with the minimal privileges necessary for functionality as this may hamper attempts of exploitation.

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.

Provide printing services to trusted hosts and networks only.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Run all printing services with minimal privileges. This may reduce the consequences of successful exploitation.
The following APARs are available:

References

Credits

The discoverer of these vulnerabilities is currently unknown.
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