OpenSSL Unsupported

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 78555


An unsupported service is running on the remote host.


According to its banner, the remote web server is running a version of OpenSSL that is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to a version of OpenSSL that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 78555

File Name: openssl_unsupported.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2014/10/17

Modified: 2017/01/12

Dependencies: 57323

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Required KB Items: openssl/port