OpenSSL < 0.9.7f Insecure Temporary File Creation

low Nessus Plugin ID 17754
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VPR Score: 2.7


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: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: openssl_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 2.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: openssl/port

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