SSL / TLS Certificate Known Hard Coded Private Keys

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121008

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VPR Score: 4.4


Known SSL / TLS private keys in use.


The remote host is running a service that is using a publicly known SSL / TLS private key.
An attacker may use this key to decrypt intercepted traffic between users and the device.
A remote attacker can also perform a man-in-the-middle attack in order to gain access to the system or modify data in transit.


Where possible, change the X.509 certificates so that they are unique to the device or contact vendor for guidance.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 121008

File Name: ssl_hardcoded_keys.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2019/01/08

Updated: 2020/06/12

Dependencies: 56984

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-7255

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSL/Supported

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6358, CVE-2015-7255, CVE-2015-7256, CVE-2015-7276, CVE-2015-8251