OpenSSL < 0.9.6b Predictable Random Generator

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17745


The remote server is affected by an SSL-related vulnerability.


According to its banner, the remote web server is running a version of OpenSSL that is earlier than 0.9.6b and allows remote attackers to predict the output of the pseudo-random generator.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.6b or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17745

File Name: openssl_0_9_6b.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2012

Updated: 8/22/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2001-1141

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: installed_sw/OpenSSL

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2001

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/10/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1141

BID: 3004