OpenSSL < 0.9.8f Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 17760


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 0.9.8f. As such, it is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A local attacker could perform a side-channel attack against the Montgomery multiplication code and retrieve RSA private keys. Note that this has not been exploited outside a laboratory environment. (CVE-2007-3108)

- A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code by exploiting an off-by-one error in the DTLS implementation. (CVE-2007-4995)


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8f or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17760

File Name: openssl_0_9_8f.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2012

Updated: 8/22/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-4995

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: installed_sw/OpenSSL

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/13/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3108, CVE-2007-4995

BID: 25163, 26055

CWE: 189

CERT: 724968