AIX 5.3 TL 10 : (U838225)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 52182
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The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U838225, which is related to the security of the package

There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the ftp server. By issuing an overly long NLST command, an attacker may cause a buffer overflow.

The successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows a remote attacker to get the DES encrypted user hashes off the server if FTP is configured to allow write access using Anonymous account or another account that is available to the attacker.

The following executable is vulnerable :



Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 52182

File Name: aix_U838225.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2/25/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC: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: 8/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/20/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3187

BID: 41762

EDB-ID: 14409, 14456