AIX 5.3 TL 12 : ptrace (IV59675)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73843


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


IBM AIX is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the ptrace() function. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a system crash.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73843

File Name: aix_IV59675.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/03

Modified: 2014/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0930