Tenable SecurityCenter Alternative Certificate Validation Bypass Vulnerability (TNS-2015-08)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85565
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The remote application is affected by a certificate validation bypass vulnerability.


The SecurityCenter application installed on the remote host is affected by a certificate validation bypass vulnerability in the bundled OpenSSL library. The library is version 1.0.1n or later and prior to 1.0.1p. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the X509_verify_cert() function that is triggered when locating alternate certificate chains in cases where the first attempt to build such a chain fails. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause certain certificate checks to be bypassed, resulting in an invalid certificate being considered valid.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85565

File Name: securitycenter_openssl_1_0_1p.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/20/2015

Updated: 10/9/2020

Dependencies: securitycenter_installed.nbin, securitycenter_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1793


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:securitycenter

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/20/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/9/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1793

BID: 75652