Vendors typically stop producing patches for end-of-life operating systems, even for critical issues. If you are faced with this or a similar issue, we can provide key fixes and patches that may not be available for end-of-life versions which have reached what IBM calls "End of Service Pack Support". These patches can be provided for key services such as Secure Shell, which usually cannot be disabled as a workaround for a critical flaw. We have the expertise to create new base OS (BOS) packages for AIX, so long as a code-fix is freely available, to cover these issues and provide a real fix to older AIX systems.
Here is a list of issues for which PARSEC can provide internally sourced non-IBM replacement patches for critical vulnerabilities. Note that this list covers (more than) all default AIX network services:
Network Time Protocol
Telnet, rsh, rlogin, and rexec (though customers should really migrate these to SSH, since these are unencrypted services anyway)
Talk, ntalk, and writesrv
inetd and its internal services
We specifically cannot provide patches for these situations:
Most local-only privilege escalation issues
IBM or 3rd party drivers
AIX-specific proprietary software where no open source analog or public source code exists.
Request AIX Software Support Information
Your information has been sent to PARSEC Group. You should receive a response back within one business day.
a cookie on your device to remember your preferences. For more detailed information about the cookies we use,
see our Cookies page.
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility.
You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
Preference cookies enable this site to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks.
Statistic cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with the site by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the
individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.