IBM HTTP Server < / < Information Disclosure (6998037)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183415


The remote web server is affected by a information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of IBM HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability due to IBM GSKit which is used for SSL connections. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit a timing-based side channel in the RSA Decryption implementation, by sending an overly large number of trial messages for decryption, to obtain sensitive information.

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


Upgrade to IBM HTTP Server version,, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH52546.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 183415

File Name: ibm_http_server_6998037.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/19/2023

Updated: 3/8/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-32342


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:http_server

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/2/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-32342

IAVB: 2023-B-0085-S