AIX 6.1 TL 9 : spectre_meltdown (IJ03030) (Meltdown) (Spectre)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106311
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Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0ecfba9a

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106311

File Name: aix_IJ03030.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Published: 1/25/2018

Updated: 4/5/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5715

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2018

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754

IAVA: 2018-A-0019, 2018-A-0020