AIX 7.2 TL 5 : nimsh (IJ36681)

high Nessus Plugin ID 158658


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description IBM AIX could allow a non-privileged trusted host user to exploit a vulnerability in the nimsh daemon to cause a denial of service in the nimsh daemon on another trusted host.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 158658

File Name: aix_IJ36681.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 3/7/2022

Updated: 4/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22351


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/4/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22351