IBM GSKit 7.x < 188.8.131.52 / 8.0.14.x < 184.108.40.206 TLS Side-Channel Timing Information Disclosure
Low Nessus Plugin ID 67231
SynopsisThe remote host has a library installed that is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) installed on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to 220.127.116.11 or 8.0.14.x prior to 18.104.22.168.
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.
SolutionUpgrade to GSKit 22.214.171.124 / 126.96.36.199 or later.