OpenSSL < 0.9.7l / 0.9.8d Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 17757


The remote server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the remote server is running a version of OpenSSL that is earlier than 0.9.7l or 0.9.8d. As such, it is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote attacker could trigger a denial of service, either via malformed ASN.1 structures or specially crafted public keys. (CVE-2006-2937, CVE-2006-3738)

- A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code on the remote server by exploiting a buffer overflow in the SSL_get_shared_ciphers function. (CVE-2006-2940)

- A remote attacker could crash a client by sending an invalid server Hello. (CVE-2006-4343)


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.7l / 0.9.8d or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17757

File Name: openssl_0_9_7l_0_9_8d.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: openssl/port

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2937, CVE-2006-2940, CVE-2006-3738, CVE-2006-4343

BID: 20247, 20248, 20249

CWE: 119, 399