AIX 5.3 TL 7 : bos.acct (U817702)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65404

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

The remote host is missing AIX PTF U817702, which is related to the security of the package bos.acct.

The iostat command contains an environment variable handling error. A local attacker may exploit this error to execute arbitrary code with root privileges because the command is setuid root.

The following files are vulnerable :

/usr/bin/iostat.

Solution

Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

See Also

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IZ22351

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65404

File Name: aix_U817702.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/03/13

Modified: 2013/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

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:5.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2515

CWE: 264