AIX 7.1 TL 4 : nettcp (IV86118) (SLOTH)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 92562
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Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7575 The TLS protocol could allow weaker than expected security caused by a collision attack when using the MD5 hash function for signing a ServerKeyExchange message during a TLS handshake. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to impersonate a TLS server and obtain credentials. IBM AIX does not require the newest version of TLS by default which could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information using man in the middle techniques.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/nettcp_advisory2.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92562

File Name: aix_IV86118.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 7/27/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 7/26/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7575, CVE-2016-0266