AIX bellmail Advisory : bellmail_advisory2.asc (IV92238) (IV92240) (IV92241) (IV92242) (IV92250)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102121


The remote AIX host has a version of bellmail installed that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of bellmail installed on the remote AIX host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this to gain root privileges.


A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102121

File Name: aix_bellmail_advisory2.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/03

Updated: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1093

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, x-cpe:/a:bellmail:bellmail

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1093

BID: 95891