AIX 6.1 TL 1 : swcons (IZ28943)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63773


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


A file permission/ownership vulnerability exists in the 'bos.rte.console' fileset command listed below whereby a local attacker may create arbitrary contents within a file owned by root using the 'swcons' command. The local attacker must be a member of the 'system' group (gid=0) to execute this command.

The following commands are vulnerable :



Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63773

File Name: aix_IZ28943.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:6.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4018

CWE: 264