AIX 5.3 TL 7 : bos.acct (U817702)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65404


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


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 :



Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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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


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