AIX 5.2 TL 0 : nddstat (IZ16991)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64315


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


The nddstat family of commands contains an environment variable handling error. A local attacker may exploit this error to execute arbitrary code with root privileges because the commands are setuid root.

The following files are vulnerable :

/usr/sbin/atmstat /usr/sbin/entstat /usr/sbin/fddistat /usr/sbin/hdlcstat /usr/sbin/tokstat.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64315

File Name: aix_IZ16991.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/30

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:5.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1599

CWE: 264