AIX 7.2 TL 2 : spectre_meltdown (IJ03036) (Meltdown) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106316

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VPR Score: 8.1

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: 106316

File Name: aix_IJ03036.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/25

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 8.1

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5715

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/25

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

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

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