AIX bos.acct Advisory : suid_advisory.asc (IV97810) (IV97811) (IV97896) (IV97897) (IV97898) (IV97899) (IV97900) (IV97901)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111970


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


The version of bos_acct 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: 111970

File Name: aix_suid_advisory_bos_acct.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/08/17

Updated: 2019/01/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1692

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1692