OpenSSL < 0.9.7f Insecure Temporary File Creation

low Nessus Plugin ID 17754


Arbitrary files could be overwritten on the remote server.


According to its banner, the remote server is running a version of OpenSSL that is earlier than 0.9.7f.

The der_chop script that is shipped with these versions allows a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files.

Note that this was fixed in the 0.9.6 CVS but no new version was published in the 0.9.6 branch.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.7f or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 17754

File Name: openssl_0_9_7f.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: 2.7


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2004-0975

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: installed_sw/OpenSSL

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/30/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0975

BID: 11293