AIX 6.1 / 7.1.2 / 7.1.3 : IBM PowerHA SystemMirror CSPOC Privilege Escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 94674


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


The remote AIX host is running a version of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror that is missing a security patch. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Cluster Single Point of Control (CSPOC) feature that occurs when adding an authenticated, remote user to the list that allows cluster-wide changing of the password. An authenticated, remote attacker who has been added to this list can exploit this issue, via a vulnerable script shipped with the product, to gain root privileges by using a 'su root' action.


Install the appropriate interim fix according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94674

File Name: aix_powerha_advisory.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/10

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 8.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1, cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5005

BID: 76948

OSVDB: 127435