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In 2022 there have been 14 vulnerabilities in IBM Aix with an average score of 6.3 out of ten. Last year Aix had 9 security vulnerabilities published. That is, 5 more vulnerabilities have already been reported in 2022 as compared to last year. However, the average CVE base score of the vulnerabilities in 2022 is greater by 0.08.

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2022 14 6.30
2021 9 6.22
2020 1 7.80
2019 0 0.00
2018 2 7.30

It may take a day or so for new Aix vulnerabilities to show up in the stats or in the list of recent security vulnerabilties. Additionally vulnerabilities may be tagged under a different product or component name.

Recent IBM Aix Security Vulnerabilities

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2022-34356 7.8 - High - September 13, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to obtain root privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 230502.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2022-36768 7.8 - High - September 13, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the invscout command to obtain root privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 232014.

Command Injection

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in the lpd daemon to cause a denial of service

CVE-2022-22444 5.5 - Medium - June 15, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in the lpd daemon to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 224444.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38988 5.5 - Medium - March 07, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 212950.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38989 5.5 - Medium - March 07, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 212951.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2022-22351 8.6 - High - March 07, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged trusted host user to exploit a vulnerability in the nimsh daemon to cause a denial of service in the nimsh daemon on another trusted host. IBM X-Force ID: 220396

Resource Exhaustion

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38996 5.5 - Medium - March 02, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 213076.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in CAA to cause a denial of service

CVE-2022-22350 5.5 - Medium - March 02, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in CAA to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 220394.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38955 4.4 - Medium - March 01, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user with elevated privileges to cause a denial of service due to a file creation vulnerability in the audit commands. IBM X-Force ID: 211825.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38993 5.5 - Medium - February 25, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the smbcd daemon to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 212962.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38995 5.5 - Medium - February 24, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 213073.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38994 5.5 - Medium - February 24, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 213072.

IBM AIX 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38991 7.8 - High - January 11, 2022

IBM AIX 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the lscore command which could lead to code execution. IBM X-Force ID: 212953.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-38990 7.8 - High - January 10, 2022

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the mount command which could lead to code execution. IBM X-Force ID: 212952.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-29860 6.2 - Medium - November 17, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the libc.a library to expose sensitive information. IBM X-Force ID: 206084.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in EFS to expose sensitive information

CVE-2021-29861 6.2 - Medium - November 17, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in EFS to expose sensitive information. IBM X-Force ID: 206085.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service

CVE-2021-29727 5.5 - Medium - August 26, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 201106.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2021-29862 5.5 - Medium - August 26, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the AIX kernel to cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 206086.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the kernel to gain root privileges

CVE-2021-29801 7.8 - High - August 26, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the kernel to gain root privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 203977.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in Korn Shell (ksh) to gain root privileges

CVE-2021-29741 7.8 - High - August 02, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in Korn Shell (ksh) to gain root privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 201478.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user

CVE-2021-29693 4.4 - Medium - June 28, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user that is in the with elevated group privileges to cause a denial of service due to a vulnerability in the lpd daemon. IBM X-Force ID: 200255.

IBM AIX 7.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the trace facility to expose sensitive information or cause a denial of service

CVE-2021-29706 7.1 - High - June 17, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1 could allow a non-privileged local user to exploit a vulnerability in the trace facility to expose sensitive information or cause a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 200663.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2 and AIX VIOS 3.1 could

CVE-2020-4887 5.5 - Medium - January 20, 2021

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2 and AIX VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in the gencore user command to create arbitrary files in any directory. IBM X-Force ID: 190911.

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in the ksu user command to gain root privileges

CVE-2020-4829 7.8 - High - December 10, 2020

IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2, and VIOS 3.1 could allow a local user to exploit a vulnerability in the ksu user command to gain root privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 189960.

IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 contains a vulnerability in the rmsock command that may be used to expose kernel memory

CVE-2018-1655 5.5 - Medium - June 22, 2018

IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 contains a vulnerability in the rmsock command that may be used to expose kernel memory. IBM X-Force ID: 144748.

Information Disclosure

A software logic bug creates a vulnerability in an AIX 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 daemon which could

CVE-2018-1383 9.1 - Critical - February 13, 2018

A software logic bug creates a vulnerability in an AIX 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 daemon which could allow a user with root privileges on one system, to obtain root access on another machine. IBM X-force ID: 138117.

IBM AIX 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 could allow a local user to gain root privileges using a specially crafted command within the bellmail client

CVE-2016-8972 7.8 - High - February 15, 2017

IBM AIX 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 could allow a local user to gain root privileges using a specially crafted command within the bellmail client. IBM APARs: IV91006, IV91007, IV91008, IV91010, IV91011.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 contains an unspecified vulnerability

CVE-2016-6079 7.8 - High - February 15, 2017

IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 contains an unspecified vulnerability that would allow a locally authenticated user to obtain root level privileges. IBM APARs: IV88658, IV87981, IV88419, IV87640, IV88053.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 and VIOS 2.2.x do not default to the latest TLS version, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain sensitive information

CVE-2016-0266 3.7 - Low - August 08, 2016

IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 and VIOS 2.2.x do not default to the latest TLS version, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

7PK - Security Features

The mustendd driver in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 and VIOS 2.2.x, when the jumbo_frames feature is not enabled

CVE-2016-0281 3.7 - Low - August 08, 2016

The mustendd driver in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 and VIOS 2.2.x, when the jumbo_frames feature is not enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (FC1763 or FC5899 adapter crash) via crafted packets.

Improper Input Validation

lquerylv in cmdlvm in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x

CVE-2014-8904 - January 15, 2015

lquerylv in cmdlvm in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted DBGCMD_LQUERYLV environment-variable value.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

The SSL protocol 3.0, as used in OpenSSL through 1.0.1i and other products, uses nondeterministic CBC padding, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain cleartext data

CVE-2014-3566 3.4 - Low - October 15, 2014

The SSL protocol 3.0, as used in OpenSSL through 1.0.1i and other products, uses nondeterministic CBC padding, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain cleartext data via a padding-oracle attack, aka the "POODLE" issue.

Cryptographic Issues

The runtime linker in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x

CVE-2014-3074 - July 02, 2014

The runtime linker in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x allows local users to create a mode-666 root-owned file, and consequently gain privileges, by setting crafted MALLOCOPTIONS and MALLOCBUCKETS environment-variable values and then executing a setuid program.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

libodm.a in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.x, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file

CVE-2014-3977 - June 08, 2014

libodm.a in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.x, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-2179.

insecure temporary file

The ptrace system call in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.x

CVE-2014-0930 - May 08, 2014

The ptrace system call in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.x, allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted PT_LDINFO operation.

The FTP client in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly manage privileges in an RBAC environment, which

CVE-2012-4845 - October 20, 2012

The FTP client in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly manage privileges in an RBAC environment, which allows attackers to bypass intended file-read restrictions by leveraging the setuid installation of the ftp executable file.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

fuser in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly restrict the -k option, which

CVE-2012-4833 - October 01, 2012

fuser in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly restrict the -k option, which allows local users to kill arbitrary processes via a crafted command line.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

The NFSv4 client implementation in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1, and VIOS before 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly handle GID values, which

CVE-2012-4817 - September 14, 2012

The NFSv4 client implementation in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1, and VIOS before 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly handle GID values, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors.

The kernel in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly implement the dupmsg system call, which

CVE-2012-0723 - July 30, 2012

The kernel in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, does not properly implement the dupmsg system call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application.

Improper Input Validation

The default configuration of sendmail in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02

CVE-2012-2200 - June 27, 2012

The default configuration of sendmail in IBM AIX 6.1 and 7.1, and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02, allows local users to gain privileges by entering a command in a .forward file in a home directory.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

The socketpair function in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application

CVE-2012-2192 - June 20, 2012

The socketpair function in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.1.4-FP-25 SP-02 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application that leverages the presence of a socket on the free list.

Resource Management Errors

Buffer overflow in BSD-based telnetd telnet daemon on various operating systems

CVE-2001-0554 - August 14, 2001

Buffer overflow in BSD-based telnetd telnet daemon on various operating systems allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a set of options including AYT (Are You There), which is not properly handled by the telrcv function.

Classic Buffer Overflow

genfilt in the AIX Packet Filtering Module does not properly filter traffic to destination ports greater than 32767.

CVE-1999-0903 - October 26, 1999

genfilt in the AIX Packet Filtering Module does not properly filter traffic to destination ports greater than 32767.

AIX routed allows remote users to modify sensitive files.

CVE-1999-0086 - January 08, 1998

AIX routed allows remote users to modify sensitive files.

ICMP messages to broadcast addresses are allowed, allowing for a Smurf attack

CVE-1999-0513 - January 05, 1998

ICMP messages to broadcast addresses are allowed, allowing for a Smurf attack that can cause a denial of service.

FTP servers can allow an attacker to connect to arbitrary ports on machines other than the FTP client

CVE-1999-0017 - December 10, 1997

FTP servers can allow an attacker to connect to arbitrary ports on machines other than the FTP client, aka FTP bounce.

Various vulnerabilities in the AIX portmir command

CVE-1999-0092 - October 29, 1997

Various vulnerabilities in the AIX portmir command allows local users to obtain root access.

AIX nslookup command

CVE-1999-0093 - October 29, 1997

AIX nslookup command allows local users to obtain root access by not dropping privileges correctly.

AIX piodmgrsu command

CVE-1999-0094 - October 29, 1997

AIX piodmgrsu command allows local users to gain additional group privileges.

The AIX FTP client can be forced to execute commands from a malicious server through shell metacharacters (e.g

CVE-1999-0097 - October 29, 1997

The AIX FTP client can be forced to execute commands from a malicious server through shell metacharacters (e.g. a pipe character).

Buffer overflow in AIX libDtSvc library can

CVE-1999-0089 - October 28, 1997

Buffer overflow in AIX libDtSvc library can allow local users to gain root access.

Buffer overflow in AIX writesrv command

CVE-1999-0091 - October 28, 1997

Buffer overflow in AIX writesrv command allows local users to obtain root access.

Buffer overflow in AIX xdat gives root access to local users.

CVE-1999-0072 - October 22, 1997

Buffer overflow in AIX xdat gives root access to local users.

Buffer overflow in AIX rcp command

CVE-1999-0090 - October 01, 1997

Buffer overflow in AIX rcp command allows local users to obtain root access.

DNS cache poisoning

CVE-1999-0024 - August 13, 1997

DNS cache poisoning via BIND, by predictable query IDs.

ICMP information such as (1) netmask and (2) timestamp is

CVE-1999-0524 - August 01, 1997

ICMP information such as (1) netmask and (2) timestamp is allowed from arbitrary hosts.

Information Disclosure

An attacker can write to syslog files

CVE-1999-0566 - August 01, 1997

An attacker can write to syslog files from any location, causing a denial of service by filling up the logs, and hiding activities.

Buffer overflow in AIX lchangelv gives root access.

CVE-1999-0122 - July 21, 1997

Buffer overflow in AIX lchangelv gives root access.

The rwho/rwhod service is running

CVE-1999-0628 - July 01, 1997

The rwho/rwhod service is running, which exposes machine status and user information.

RIP v1 is susceptible to spoofing.

CVE-1999-0111 - July 01, 1997

RIP v1 is susceptible to spoofing.

Command execution in Sun systems

CVE-1999-0033 - June 12, 1997

Command execution in Sun systems via buffer overflow in the at program.

Buffer overflow in AIX lquerylv program gives root access to local users.

CVE-1999-0064 - May 26, 1997

Buffer overflow in AIX lquerylv program gives root access to local users.

Buffer overflow in Xt library of X Windowing System

CVE-1999-0040 - May 01, 1997

Buffer overflow in Xt library of X Windowing System allows local users to execute commands with root privileges.

Buffer overflow in xlock program

CVE-1999-0038 - April 26, 1997

Buffer overflow in xlock program allows local users to execute commands as root.

Buffer overflow in University of Washington's implementation of IMAP and POP servers.

CVE-1999-0042 - April 07, 1997

Buffer overflow in University of Washington's implementation of IMAP and POP servers.

Buffer overflow in xmcd 2.0p12

CVE-1999-0318 - March 01, 1997

Buffer overflow in xmcd 2.0p12 allows local users to gain access through an environmental variable.

Buffer overflow in NLS (Natural Language Service).

CVE-1999-0041 - February 13, 1997

Buffer overflow in NLS (Natural Language Service).

Buffer overflow of rlogin program using TERM environmental variable.

CVE-1999-0046 - February 06, 1997

Buffer overflow of rlogin program using TERM environmental variable.

Jolt ICMP attack causes a denial of service in Windows 95 and Windows NT systems.

CVE-1999-0345 - January 01, 1997

Jolt ICMP attack causes a denial of service in Windows 95 and Windows NT systems.

Oversized ICMP ping packets

CVE-1999-0128 - December 18, 1996

Oversized ICMP ping packets can result in a denial of service, aka Ping o' Death.

Sendmail allows local users to write to a file and gain group permissions

CVE-1999-0129 - December 03, 1996

Sendmail allows local users to write to a file and gain group permissions via a .forward or :include: file.

Local user gains root privileges

CVE-1999-0023 - July 24, 1996

Local user gains root privileges via buffer overflow in rdist, via lookup() function.

The suidperl and sperl program do not give up root privileges when changing UIDs back to the original users

CVE-1999-0138 - June 26, 1996

The suidperl and sperl program do not give up root privileges when changing UIDs back to the original users, allowing root access.

pcnfsd (aka rpc.pcnfsd)

CVE-1999-0078 - April 18, 1996

pcnfsd (aka rpc.pcnfsd) allows local users to change file permissions, or execute arbitrary commands through arguments in the RPC call.

rpc.ypupdated (NIS)

CVE-1999-0208 - December 12, 1995

rpc.ypupdated (NIS) allows remote users to execute arbitrary commands.

Buffer overflow in syslog utility

CVE-1999-0099 - October 19, 1995

Buffer overflow in syslog utility allows local or remote attackers to gain root privileges.

AIX batch queue (bsh)

CVE-1999-0337 - June 03, 1994

AIX batch queue (bsh) allows local and remote users to gain additional privileges when network printing is enabled.

AIX Licensed Program Product performance tools

CVE-1999-0338 - February 24, 1994

AIX Licensed Program Product performance tools allow local users to gain root access.

AIX passwd allows local users to gain root access.

CVE-1999-0117 - March 31, 1992

AIX passwd allows local users to gain root access.

The rexd service is running, which uses weak authentication

CVE-1999-0627 - March 01, 1992

The rexd service is running, which uses weak authentication that can allow an attacker to execute commands.

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