AIX 5.3 TL 8 : iostat (IZ21506)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63766


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


The iostat command contains an environment variable handling error. A local attacker may exploit this error to execute arbitrary code with root privileges because the command is setuid root.

The following files are vulnerable :



Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63766

File Name: aix_IZ21506.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2013/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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-2008-2515

CWE: 264