AIX 7.1 TL 1 : bos.net.tcp.client (U849490)
High Nessus Plugin ID 72846
SynopsisThe remote AIX host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.
DescriptionThe remote host is missing AIX PTF U849490, 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.
SolutionInstall the appropriate missing security-related fix.