Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol CRIME Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62565


The remote service has a configuration that may make it vulnerable to the CRIME attack.


The remote service has one of two configurations that are known to be required for the CRIME attack :

- SSL / TLS compression is enabled.

- TLS advertises the SPDY protocol earlier than version 4.

Note that Nessus did not attempt to launch the CRIME attack against the remote service.


Disable compression and / or the SPDY service.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62565

File Name: ssl_crime.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2012/10/16

Modified: 2014/09/26

Dependencies: 62564, 62563

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSL/Supported

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4929, CVE-2012-4930

BID: 55704, 55707

OSVDB: 85926, 85927