IBM AIX bos.rte.console swcons Command Line Argument Local Overflow
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Loss of Integrity
A local overflow exists in AIX. The 'swcons' command fails to perform proper bounds checking resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request containing an overly long command line argument, a malicious user can cause arbitrary code execution resulting in a loss of integrity.
Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.