IBM AIX Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
IBM AIX is prone to a vulnerability because it creates temporary files in an insecure manner.
An attacker with local access could potentially exploit this issue to perform symbolic-link attacks, overwriting arbitrary files in the context of the affected application.
Successfully mounting a symlink attack may allow the attacker to delete or corrupt sensitive files which may result in a denial of service or gaining elevated privileges on the affected computer.
IBM AIX versions 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 are vulnerable.