OpenSSL < 0.9.8u Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58564

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VPR Score: 3.6


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: 2012/04/02

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57323

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: openssl/port

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/30

Reference Information

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

BID: 51281, 52181, 52428, 52764