AIX 7.1 TL 1 : ptrace (IV58888)

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


Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description :

IBM AIX is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in
the ptrace() function. A local attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to cause a system crash.

See also :

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ptrace_advisory.asc

Solution :

Install the appropriate interim fix.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73838 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0930

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