AIX 6.1 TL 7 : (U848193)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72844


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U848193, 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: 72844

File Name: aix_U848193.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/03/06

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2012/01/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0194