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high Nessus Plugin ID 80482


The version of IBM Security Directory Server and GSKit is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of IBM Security Directory Server (formerly IBM Tivoli Directory Server) and a version of IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to a flaw in the GSKit library. An attacker can exploit this issue via a specially-crafted SSL to use excessive CPU resources resulting in the host to become unresponsive.


Install the appropriate fix based on the vendor's advisory :


Alternatively, upgrade GSKit to or

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80482

File Name: tivoli_directory_svr_swg21672724.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/13/2015

Updated: 8/1/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:security_directory_server, cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_directory_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM GSKit, installed_sw/IBM Security Directory Server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/2/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0963

BID: 67238