IBM AIX TCP Large Send Denial of Service Vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 59917
SynopsisThe remote host is running a version of IBM AIX that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote host is running a version of IBM AIX that could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service, due to an error when the TCP large send offload option is enabled on a network interface.
By sending a specially crafted sequence of packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a kernel panic.
Note that this plugin requires RFC 1323 to be enabled on the remote host.
SolutionApply the fixes as described in the vendor's advisory.