OpenSSL < 0.9.8p / 1.0.0b Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 17766

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote server is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


According to its banner, the remote server is running a version of OpenSSL that is earlier than 0.9.8p / 1.0.0b.

If a TLS server is multithreaded and uses the SSL cache, a remote attacker could trigger a buffer overflow and crash the server or run arbitrary code.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8p / 1.0.0b or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17766

File Name: openssl_0_9_8p_1_0_0b.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2012/01/04

Updated: 2018/07/16

Dependencies: 57323

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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: 2010/11/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3864

BID: 44884