IBM HTTP Server 7.0.0.0 < 7.0.0.45 / 8.0.0.0 < 8.0.0.15 / 8.5.0.0 < 8.5.5.13 / 9.0.0.0 < 9.0.0.6 Sweet32:Birthday Attack (553351)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 144079
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by a vulnerability.

Description

The version of IBM HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by a vulnerability. The DES and Triple DES ciphers, as used in the TLS, SSH, and IPSec protocols and other protocols and products, have a birthday bound of approximately four billion blocks, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain cleartext data via a birthday attack against a long-duration encrypted session, as demonstrated by an HTTPS session using Triple DES in CBC mode, aka a 'Sweet32' attack.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to IBM HTTP Server version 7.0.0.45, 8.0.0.15, 8.5.5.13, 9.0.0.6, or later.

See Also

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/553351

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 144079

File Name: ibm_http_server_553351.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 12/11/2020

Updated: 1/25/2021

Dependencies: ibm_http_server_nix_installed.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2183

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM HTTP Server (IHS), Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/3/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2183

BID: 92630