AIX 5.3 TL 9 : X11.Dt.ToolTalk (U829416)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42636


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U829416, which is related to the security of the package X11.Dt.ToolTalk.

There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the ToolTalk library libtt.a. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability when the rpc.ttdbserver is enabled in /etc/inetd.conf.

The successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the root user.

The following libraries and executables are vulnerable :

/usr/dt/lib/libtt.a /usr/dt/bin/rpc.ttdbserver.


Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42636

File Name: aix_U829416.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/11/13

Modified: 2013/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2727

CWE: 119