82765 : IBM AIX passwd Previous Password Modification Weakness
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1996-02-05

Description

AIX contains a weakness that is triggered by the passwd command not asking for the current password when modifying the user's current password. This violates password policy for most organizations, as an attacker that gains access to an account (e.g., via exploit) could then manipulate the password without knowledge of the current one.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Authentication Management
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Solution Unknown
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Uncoordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Authentication Required

Solution

OSVDB is not aware of a solution for this vulnerability.

Products

IBM Corporation
AIX
4.1.4

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