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weskus

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TCP vulnerabilities - what about AIX
« on: September 11, 2009, 06:53:59 AM »
Some TCP protocol issue have been found:

http://www.cert.fi/tietoturvanyt/2009/09/ttn200909082100.html

I'm curious whether this applies to AIX or not. Or is my AIX TCP got patch already in the meanwhile...


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Re: TCP vulnerabilities - what about AIX
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 07:34:35 AM »
My apologies. Missed this (beginning September was a busy time).

I tried the link, but got a HTTP 404 error, so I cannot reply on that specifically.

IBM does respond to CERT and other announcements as quickly as possible.

I would recommend getting subscribed to their lists:
Below is an except from a security announcement for contacting/subscribing to security alerts.

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Re: TCP vulnerabilities - what about AIX
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 07:41:03 AM »
NP Michael,
I have tried searching AIX security announcements, but haven't found a match.

Just in case, if link is not working:

8.9.2009
The results of the TCP vulnerability coordination project have been released

CERT-FI has published an advisory on the vulnerability coordination project regarding TCP protocol implementations. The coordination work started on August 2008.

Outpost24 reported a set of vulnerabilities in TCP implementations to CERT-FI in August 2008. CERT-FI has contacted possibly affected vendors and coordinated the patch release as well as research on the impact oft he vulnerability. Now, over a year after the coordination work started, patches have been made available. There are patches and advisories available from, e.g., Microsoft, Cisco and Checkpoint.

There is also a press release available on the issue: http://www.ficora.fi/en/index/viestintavirasto/lehdistotiedotteet/2009/P_22.html

CERT-FI has been following the coordination developments on its statement on the TCP issues: https://www.cert.fi/haavoittuvuudet/2008/tcpvulnerabilitiesstatement.html
Lis?tietoa

    * CERT-FI Advisory on the Outpost24 TCP Issues