Monday, 1 August 2016

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in IBM AIX 5.3/6.1/7.1/7.2. This affects an unknown function of the component mustendd Device Driver. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability (crash). This is going to have an impact on availability.
The weakness was disclosed 07/28/2016 as Vulnerability in mustendd device driver impacts AIX as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-0281. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The advisory points out:
IBM AIX Adapter FC5899 / FC1763 with "jumbo_frames" disabled could allow a remote attacker to send specially crafted packets that would crash the adapter.
Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. It is possible to mitigate the problem by applying the configuration setting jumbo_frames = enabled. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.
The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityTracker (ID 1036481).


Base Score: 5.3 [?]
Temp Score: 5.1 [?]
Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:X/RL:O/RC:C [?]
Reliability: High


Base Score: 5.0 (CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) [?]
Temp Score: 4.4 (CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C) [?]
Reliability: High




Class: Denial of service
Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: No

Current Price Estimation



Recommended: Patch
Status: Official fix
Reaction Time: 0 days since reported
0-Day Time: 0 days since found
Exposure Time: 0 days since known

Config: jumbo_frames = enabled


07/28/2016   Advisory disclosed
07/28/2016  +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
07/29/2016  +1 days SecurityTracker entry created
07/31/2016  +2 days VulDB entry created
07/31/2016  +1 days VulDB entry updated


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