AIX 6.1 TL 7 : (U841068)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72839


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U841068, which is related to the security of the package

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.


Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72839

File Name: aix_U841068.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 3/6/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


Risk Factor: High

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: 8/31/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2011

Reference Information

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