SSL Certificate 'commonName' Mismatch

info Nessus Plugin ID 45410


The 'commonName' (CN) attribute in the SSL certificate does not match the hostname.


The service running on the remote host presents an SSL certificate for which the 'commonName' (CN) attribute does not match the hostname on which the service listens.


If the machine has several names, make sure that users connect to the service through the DNS hostname that matches the common name in the certificate.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 45410

File Name: ssl_cert_CN_mismatch.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 4/3/2010

Updated: 3/9/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus