IBM AIX up to 3.2.5 Anonymous FTP privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in IBM AIX up to 3.2.5 (Operating System). Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component Anonymous FTP Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

ftp installation script anon.ftp in aix insecurely configures anonymous ftp which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

The weakness was released 04/27/1992 with CERT/CC as CA-92.09 as confirmed advisory ( The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-1999-1119. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/16/2014). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

Upgrading to version 4.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 41) and X-Force (3154). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 13645, 13644 and 13643.





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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: AIX 4.1


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Advisory: CA-92.09
Organization: CERT/CC
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-1119 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 41 - AIX anonymous FTP Vulnerability
X-Force: 3154 - IBM AIX anonymous FTP incorrectly configured

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