AIX 5.3 TL 12 : netstat (IV77039)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86353
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


IBM AIX could allow a local attacker to escalate their privileges to root access through a vulnerability in netstat when a fiber channel adapter is present.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86353

File Name: aix_IV77039.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Published: 10/13/2015

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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: 10/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4948