OpenSSL < 0.9.6m / 0.9.7d Multiple Remote DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 12110
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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote service is prone to a denial of service attack.


According to its banner, the remote host is using a version of OpenSSL which is older than 0.9.6m / 0.9.7d. There are several bugs in such versions that may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service against the remote host.


Upgrade to version 0.9.6m / 0.9.7d or newer.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12110

File Name: openssl_denial.nasl

Version: 1.36

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 3/17/2004

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: http_version.nasl, macosx_SecUpd20040503.nasl, redhat-RHSA-2004-119.nasl, redhat-RHSA-2004-120.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/17/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0079, CVE-2004-0081, CVE-2004-0112

BID: 9899