A denial of service vulnerability in the Tivoli Directory Server can cause a connection to fail to time-out.
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)
Affected Products and Versions
Running on all supported platforms:
· Tivoli Directory Server versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. See below for information about the fixes available.
For Tivoli Directory Server version 220.127.116.11
· Upgrade to Tivoli Directory Server version 18.104.22.168
For Tivoli Directory Server version 22.214.171.124
· Upgrade to Tivoli Directory Server version 126.96.36.199
If you are unable to upgrade, contact IBM Technical Support.
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