Informix Server GSKit 7.x < 7.0.4.50 / 8.0.50.x < 8.0.50.20 SSL CPU Utilization DoS

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Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by a denial of
service vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Informix server ships with a version of IBM's Global
Security kit (GSKit) library that is affected by a denial of service
vulnerability. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a
specially crafted SSL request to cause the host to become
unresponsive.

See also :

https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21673008

Solution :

Upgrade the Informix server or apply the correct GSKit patch per the
vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 80477 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67238

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0963

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