Vulnerability Note VU#102345

IBM AIX vulnerable to DoS

Original Release date: 12 Jun 2003 | Last revised: 12 Jun 2003


A denial-of-service vulnerability in AIX may allow a remote attacker to consume 100% of the CPU.


AIX is a UNIX operating system distributed by IBM. A vulnerability in AIX 4.3.3 may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. For more information, please see IBM APAR IY31641.


A remote attacker may be able to consume 100% of the CPU, resulting in a denial of service.


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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
IBMAffected-11 Jun 2003
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This vulnerability was discovered by Mauro Flores and Guillermo Freire .

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2002-1201
  • Date Public: 09 Oct 2002
  • Date First Published: 12 Jun 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 12 Jun 2003
  • Severity Metric: 9.00
  • Document Revision: 7


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