Tenable SecurityCenter OpenSSL < 1.1.1l Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2021-16)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 153589
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An application installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable SecurityCenter application installed on the remote host is missing the security patch SC-202109.1, therefore affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the 1.1.1l advisory:

- A heap-based buffer overflow condition exists due to the implementation of the SM2 decryption. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted request, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3711)

- An out-of-bounds read error exists in due to improper handling of ASN.1 strings. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted ASN1_STRING structure, to cause a denial of service condition or disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2021-3712)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported patching information.


Apply the security patch referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 153589

File Name: securitycenter_openssl_1_1_1l_tns_2021_16.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/23/2021

Updated: 9/24/2021

Dependencies: securitycenter_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3711


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:securitycenter

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/24/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3711, CVE-2021-3712