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

High 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: High

ID: 80477

File Name: ibm_informix_server_swg21673008.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/01/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 70097, 67230

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0963

BID: 67238