SSL Certificate 'commonName' Mismatch

Info Nessus Plugin ID 45410

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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: 1.20

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2010/04/03

Modified: 2017/06/05

Dependencies: 56984

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSL/Supported