OpenSSL < 0.9.6l Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17749


The remote server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


According to its banner, the remote server is running a version of OpenSSL that is earlier than 0.9.6l.

A remote attacker can trigger a denial of service by using an invalid client certificate.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.6l or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17749

File Name: openssl_0_9_6l.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2012/01/04

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57323

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

Required KB Items: openssl/port

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2003/11/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0851

BID: 8970

CERT: 412478