AIX 7.1 TL 4 : sysproc (IV91487)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96880

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-8944 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-8944 IBM AIX allows a local user to open a file with a specially crafted argument that would crash the system.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sysproc_advisory.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96880

File Name: aix_IV91487.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/31

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.9

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8944