medium Nessus Plugin ID 51893
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VPR Score: 4.9


The remote host allows the resumption of SSL sessions with a disabled cipher.


The version of OpenSSL on the remote host has been shown to allow the use of disabled ciphers when resuming a session. This means that an attacker that sees (e.g. by sniffing) the start of an SSL connection can manipulate the OpenSSL session cache to cause subsequent resumptions of that session to use a disabled cipher chosen by the attacker.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8j or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51893

File Name: openssl_resume_disabled_cipher.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2/7/2011

Updated: 7/16/2018

Dependencies: ssl_resume.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: SSL/Resume/Disabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/2/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-7270

BID: 45254