AIX 7.2 TL 2 : freebsd (IJ09624)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118830


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: 118830

File Name: aix_IJ09624.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 11/9/2018

Updated: 4/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6922