search menu icon-carat-right cmu-wordmark

CERT Coordination Center


IBM AIX vulnerable to DoS

Vulnerability Note VU#102345

Original Release Date: 2003-06-12 | Last Revised: 2003-06-12

Overview

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

Description

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.

Impact

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

Solution

Apply a patch.

Vendor Information

102345
Expand all

IBM

Updated:  June 11, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

See http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&q=IY31641&uid=isg1IY31641&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&cc=us&lang=en.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by Mauro Flores <maflores@antel.com.uy> and Guillermo Freire <gfreire@antel.com.uy>.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2002-1201
Severity Metric: 9.00
Date Public: 2002-10-09
Date First Published: 2003-06-12
Date Last Updated: 2003-06-12 13:25 UTC
Document Revision: 7

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.