AIX 7.1 TL 4 : xorg (IJ11544)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119627


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description X.Org X server could allow a remote authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by improper validation of command line parameters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the -modulepath argument or the -logfile argument to overwrite arbitrary files and execute unprivileged code on the system.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119627

File Name: aix_IJ11544.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 2018/12/13

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14665

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/11

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Xorg X11 Server SUID privilege escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14665