Informix Server GSKit 7.x < / 8.0.50.x < SSL CPU Utilization DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80477


The remote host has an application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Informix server ships with a version of IBM's Global Security kit (GSKit) library that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted SSL request to cause the host to become unresponsive.


Upgrade the Informix server or apply the correct GSKit patch per the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80477

File Name: ibm_informix_server_swg21673008.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/13/2015

Updated: 9/18/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0963


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:global_security_kit, cpe:/a:ibm:informix_dynamic_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM GSKit, installed_sw/IBM Informix Dynamic Server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/1/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/14/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0963

BID: 67238