AIX 7.3 TL 0 : audit (IJ38121)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 158499


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description IBM AIX could allow a local user with elevated privileges to cause a denial of service due to a file creation vulnerability in the audit commands.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 158499

File Name: aix_IJ38121.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 3/1/2022

Updated: 4/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38955


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/28/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-38955