AIX 5.3 TL 5 : perl (IZ10244)

high Nessus Plugin ID 64309


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the 'perl.rte' fileset. A remote attacker may execute arbitrary code if a Perl script executing on the system is listening on a network port. If exploited the attacker can execute arbitrary code with the same privileges as the script.

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Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64309

File Name: aix_IZ10244.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 1/30/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 12/18/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/18/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5116

CWE: 119