AIX 5.3 TL 12 : socket (IV19178)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63716


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


When socketpair calls are used on the system we could see a crash in socket code path due to the fact that one of the socket is in the free list.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63716

File Name: aix_IV19178.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2013/04/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2192

BID: 53567