OpenSSL < 0.9.6m / 0.9.7d Multiple Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12110


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: 2004/03/17

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 12480, 12479, 12446, 12447

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/03/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/03/17

Reference Information

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

BID: 9899