AIX OpenSSL Advisory : openssl_advisory22.asc

high Nessus Plugin ID 107229


The remote AIX host has a version of OpenSSL installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of OpenSSL installed on the remote AIX host is affected by an error when processing ALERT packets during an SSL handshake. By sending specially-crafted plain-text ALERT packets, a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.


A fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107229

File Name: aix_openssl_advisory22.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 3/8/2018

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8610

BID: 93841