IBM AIX 1.2.1/1.3/2.2.1/3.1/3.2 crontab Local Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM AIX 1.2.1/1.3/2.2.1/3.1/3.2 (Operating System). Affected is an unknown function of the component crontab. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in crontab in IBM AIX 3.2 allows local users to gain root privileges via unknown attack vectors.

The weakness was shared 12/31/1999 with CERT as confirmed advisory (CERT.org). The advisory is shared for download at cert.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-1589 since 06/15/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

Upgrading to version 3.2.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 357).

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Class: Unknown
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ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: AIX 3.2.4

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03/05/1992 🔍
12/31/1999 +2857 days 🔍
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06/15/2006 +2358 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: cert.org
Organization: CERT
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-1589 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 357 - AIX crontab Vulnerability

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Created: 06/23/2014 01:15 PM
Updated: 05/23/2018 10:53 AM
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