AIX 6.1 : bos.mp64 (U818843)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33334


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U818843, which is related to the security of the package bos.mp64.

The AIX kernel contains a buffer which can overflow. A local attacker may exploit this overflow to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode or create a denial of service by causing an unexpected system halt.

The following files are vulnerable :

/usr/lib/boot/unix_64 /usr/lib/boot/unix_mp /usr/lib/boot/unix_up.


Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33334

File Name: aix_U818843.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2008/07/02

Updated: 2013/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2513

CWE: 119