AIX 7.3 TL 0 : x11 (IJ42939)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170124


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description IBM AIX could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in X11 to cause a buffer overflow that could result in a denial of service or arbitrary code execution.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170124

File Name: aix_IJ42939.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 1/18/2023

Updated: 4/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-47990


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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: 1/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/17/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-47990