AIX 7.2 : bos.net.tcp.bind_utils (U870384)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91238

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is missing AIX PTF U870384, which is related to the security of the package bos.net.tcp.bind_utils.

ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in db.c when parsing incoming responses. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger a REQUIRE assertion failure and cause a denial of service.

ISC BIND is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper bounds checking in apl_42.c. By sending specially crafted Address Prefix List (APL) data, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an INSIST assertion failure and cause the named process to terminate.

Solution

Install the appropriate missing security-related fix.

See Also

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV80192

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1IV81282

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91238

File Name: aix_U870384.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Published: 5/19/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2016