IBM GSKit 7.x < / 8.0.14.x < TLS Side-Channel Timing Information Disclosure

low Nessus Plugin ID 67231


The remote host has a library installed that is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) installed on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to or 8.0.14.x prior to
It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.
The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol does not properly consider timing side-channel attacks, which allows remote attackers to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain-text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets. This type of exploitation is known as the 'Lucky Thirteen' attack.


Upgrade to GSKit / or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 67231

File Name: ibm_gskit_swg21638270.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: General

Published: 7/10/2013

Updated: 12/5/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-0169

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:global_security_kit

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/IBM GSKit

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0169

BID: 57778