AIX 5.3 TL 8 : bos.rte.cron (U822098)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38422


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U822098, which is related to the security of the package bos.rte.cron.

The at command does not drop permissions when reading certain files. A local attacker may exploit this error to read any file on the system because the command is setuid root.

The following file is vulnerable :



Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38422

File Name: aix_U822098.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/30

Modified: 2013/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

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: 2009/02/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0536

CWE: 264