AIX 6.1 TL 7 : bos.net.tcp.client (U841068)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72839

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is missing AIX PTF U841068, which is related to the security of the package bos.net.tcp.client.

AIX could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service, caused by an error when the TCP large send offload option is enabled on a network interface. By sending a specially crafted sequence of packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a kernel panic.

Solution

Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

See Also

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV08677

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV14209

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV07188

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72839

File Name: aix_U841068.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/03/06

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2011/08/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1385, CVE-2012-0194