AIX 5.3 TL 9 : cmsd (IZ61717)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64346


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the calendar daemon library libcsa.a. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability when the rpc.cmsd calendar daemon is enabled in /etc/inetd.conf.

The successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as the root user.

The following libraries and executables are vulnerable :

/usr/dt/bin/rpc.cmsd /usr/dt/lib/libcsa.a.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64346

File Name: aix_IZ61717.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/30

Modified: 2013/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/07

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (AIX Calendar Manager Service Daemon (rpc.cmsd) Opcode 21 Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3699

CWE: 119