OpenSSL 1.0.0 < 1.0.0-beta2 DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17768
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The remote server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its banner, the remote server is running a version of OpenSSL 1.0.0 prior to 1.0.0 beta 2.

A remote attacker can crash the server by sending an out-of-sequence DTLS handshake message.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17768

File Name: openssl_1_0_0.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: openssl_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: openssl/port

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1379, CVE-2009-1387

BID: 35138, 35417

CWE: 399