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.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 67231

File Name: ibm_gskit_swg21638270.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2013/07/10

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 74286, 67230

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:global_security_kit

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0169

BID: 57778

OSVDB: 89848