83564 : IBM AIX Mail .forward Arbitrary File Overwrite
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IBM AIX Mail contains a flaw that is triggered when a .forward file is created with a pipe character and path to an arbitrary file (e.g. |/some/arbitrary/file/you/want/to/overwrite). By sending an email to the user with such a forward file, the arbitrary file will be overwritten. This can be used to escalate privileges.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Misconfiguration
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Solution Unknown
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Uncoordinated Disclosure
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IBM Corporation
AIX Mail



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