AIX 7.1 TL 5 : pfcdd (IJ37508)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 158663

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-38988 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-38988 IBM AIX could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 158663

File Name: aix_IJ37508.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 3/7/2022

Updated: 3/22/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38988

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/4/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-38988