A denial of service vulnerability in the Tivoli Directory Server can cause a connection to fail to time-out.
CVE ID: CVE-2013-0556
A vulnerability in the Tivoli Directory Server can cause a connection to fail to time-out while waiting for incoming data from the client on a SSL/TLS connection. A successful attack could cause a delay or block access while trying to authenticate against applications and services that require this functionality. Non-SSL connections are not affected and only the Tivoli Directory Server server is impacted. The attack can be conducted over the internet. No specialized knowledge is necessary to conduct this attack. No authentication is required for the attack.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83009 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Running on all supported platforms:
· Tivoli Directory Server versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the fixes available.
For Tivoli Directory Server version 126.96.36.199
· Upgrade to Tivoli Directory Server version 188.8.131.52
For Tivoli Directory Server version 184.108.40.206
· Upgrade to Tivoli Directory Server version 220.127.116.11
If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.
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