AIX 7.2 TL 4 : bind (IJ40616)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 173299


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description ISC BIND could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error when using DNS forwarders. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the cache with incorrect records leading to queries being made to the wrong servers, which might also result in false information being returned to clients.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 173299

File Name: aix_IJ40616.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 3/23/2023

Updated: 4/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-25220


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-25220