WinSCP Heartbeat Information Disclosure (Heartbleed)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73613
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The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The WinSCP program installed on the remote host is version 4.x later than 4.3.7, 5.x later than 5.0.6 and prior to 5.5.3. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An out-of-bounds read error, known as the 'Heartbleed Bug', exists related to handling TLS heartbeat extensions that allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information such as primary key material, secondary key material, and other protected content. (CVE-2014-0160)

- An error exists related to X.509 certificates, FTP with TLS, and host validation that allows an attacker to spoof a server and obtain sensitive information.


Upgrade to WinSCP version 5.5.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73613

File Name: winscp_5_5_3.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/18/2014

Updated: 11/26/2019

Dependencies: winscp_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-2735


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:winscp:winscp

Required KB Items: installed_sw/WinSCP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/24/2014

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0160, CVE-2014-2735

BID: 66690, 66936

CERT: 720951

EDB-ID: 32745, 32764, 32791, 32998