AIX 6.1 TL 6 : bos.net.tcp.client (U849877)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

The remote host is missing AIX PTF U849877, which is related to the
security of the package bos.net.tcp.client.

AIX could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service, caused
by an error when the TCP large send offload option is enabled on a
network interface. By sending a specially-crafted sequence of packets,
an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a kernel panic.

See also :

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV13820

Solution :

Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72848 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0194