AIX 7.2 TL 2 : freebsd (IJ09624)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118830

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6922 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6922 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.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/freebsd_advisory.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118830

File Name: aix_IJ09624.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/09

Modified: 2018/11/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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:7.2

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