AIX 5.3 TL 6 : perl.rte (U814193)

high Nessus Plugin ID 30933


The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U814193, which is related to the security of the package perl.rte.

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the 'perl.rte' fileset. A remote attacker may execute arbitrary code if a Perl script executing on the system is listening on a network port. If exploited the attacker can execute arbitrary code with the same privileges as the script.

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Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30933

File Name: aix_U814193.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 2/12/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/6/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5116

CWE: 119