AIX 7.2 TL 5 : power9 (IJ28226)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 143136
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Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-4788 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-4788 IBM Power9 processors could allow a local user to obtain sensitive information from the data in the L1 cache under extenuating circumstances.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/power9_advisory.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 143136

File Name: aix_IJ28226.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 11/20/2020

Updated: 4/7/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-4788

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/19/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4788