AIX 6.1 TL 7 : (U838721)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65473


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U838721, which is related to the security of the package

AIX could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an error in the getpwnam() function when customer extended LDAP user filtering is configured. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain lateral or elevated privileges on the system.


Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65473

File Name: aix_U838721.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:6.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0745