OpenSSL < 0.9.8u Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58564
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The remote host may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the remote web server uses an OpenSSL version prior to 0.9.8u. As such, it is reportedly affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists in the function 'mime_hdr_cmp' that could allow a NULL pointer to be dereferenced when parsing certain MIME headers. (CVE-2006-7250)

- The fix for CVE-2011-4619 was not complete.

- An error exists in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and PKCS #7 implementation such that data can be decrypted using Million Message Attack (MMA) adaptive chosen cipher text attack. (CVE-2012-0884)

- An error exists in the function 'mime_param_cmp' in the file 'crypto/asn1/asn_mime.c' that can allow a NULL pointer to be dereferenced when handling certain S/MIME content. (CVE-2012-1165)

Note that SSL/TLS applications are not necessarily affected, but those using CMS, PKCS #7 and S/MIME decryption operations are.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.8u or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58564

File Name: openssl_0_9_8u.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/2/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: openssl_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: openssl/port

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/23/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/30/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7250, CVE-2011-4619, CVE-2012-0884, CVE-2012-1165

BID: 51281, 52181, 52428, 52764