AIX 6.1 TL 7 : large_send (IV14209)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64302

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

AIX could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service, caused by an error when the TCP large send offload option is enabled on a network interface. By sending a specially crafted sequence of packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a kernel panic.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ff27e272

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64302

File Name: aix_IV14209.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/30

Modified: 2014/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2012/02/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0194