AIX 7.1 TL 3 : nettcp (IV82327) (SLOTH)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94174


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description 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.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94174

File Name: aix_IV82327.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/10/21

Modified: 2017/02/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


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: 2016/07/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/26

Reference Information

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