AIX 7.2 TL 1 : tcpdump (IJ12981)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122427


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description Tcpdump is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the print_prefix function of print-hncp.c. By using a specially-crafted packet data, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122427

File Name: aix_IJ12981.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2/26/2019

Updated: 4/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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: 2/25/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/25/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19519