AIX 7.1 TL 1 : (U849490)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72846


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


The remote host is missing AIX PTF U849490, 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: 72846

File Name: aix_U849490.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/6/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7


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:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/oslevel, Host/AIX/version, Host/AIX/lslpp

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0194