OpenSSL < 0.9.8 Weak Default Configuration

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Synopsis :

The default configuration of OpenSSL on the remote server uses a weak
hash algorithm.

Description :

According to its banner, the remote server is running a version of
OpenSSL that is earlier than 0.9.8.

The default configuration uses MD5 instead of a stronger hash
algorithm. An attacker could forge certificates.

If you never generate certificates on this machine, you may ignore
this warning.

See also :

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssl/+bug/19835
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-179-1/

Solution :

Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 17759 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2946