AIX 5.3 TL 12 : freebsd (IJ09618)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118824

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VPR Score: 1.4


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description FreeBSD is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the use of an inefficient TCP reassembly algorithm. By sending specially-crafted TCP traffic, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available CPU resources.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118824

File Name: aix_IJ09618.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/09

Updated: 2019/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6922