AIX 7.1 TL 0 : fuser (IV28754)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 63739

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

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.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/fuser_advisory.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 63739

File Name: aix_IV28754.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2013/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

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:7.1

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