cfgcon in IBM AIX 5.2 and 5.3 does not properly validate the argument
to the "-p" option to swcons, which allows local users in the system
group to create or overwrite an arbitrary file, and enable world
writability of this file, by using the file's name as the argument.
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IDEFENSE:20071030 IBM AIX swcons Local Arbitrary File Access Vulnerability
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