AIX 6.1 TL 6 : fuser (IV28151)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 63736


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


IBM AIX is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper restrictions on the fuser command. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via the -k argument to kill a process of another user.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 63736

File Name: aix_IV28151.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2013/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4833