AIX 5.2 TL 0 : errpt (IZ19905)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63763

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

The errpt command contains a buffer which can overflow. A local attacker may exploit this overflow to execute arbitrary code with root privileges because the command is setuid root.

The following files are vulnerable :

/usr/bin/errpt.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63763

File Name: aix_IZ19905.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2013/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2514

CWE: 119