OpenSSL < 0.9.8k Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote server is affected by a denial of service.

Description :

According to its banner, the remote server is running a version of
OpenSSL that is earlier than 0.9.8k. As such, it may allow a remote
attacker to perform a denial of service attack by sending specially
crafted ASN.1 data.

See also :

http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20090325.txt

Solution :

Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8k or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 17763 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34256

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0590
CVE-2009-0591
CVE-2009-0789