AIX 6.1 TL 6 : bos.rte.filesystem (U855520)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 65712


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U855520, which is related to the security of the package bos.rte.filesystem.

IBM AIX is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper restrictions on the fuser command. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via the -k argument to kill a process of another user.


Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 65712

File Name: aix_U855520.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/03/28

Modified: 2013/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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: 2012/09/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4833