AIX 7.2 TL 4 : pmsvcs (IJ37503)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 158666


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description IBM AIX could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 158666

File Name: aix_IJ37503.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/7/2022

Updated: 4/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38989


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: 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-2021-38989