OpenSSL 0.9.8 < 0.9.8zh X509_ATTRIBUTE Memory Leak DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87219


The remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of OpenSSL 0.9.8 prior to 0.9.8zh. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the ASN1_TFLG_COMBINE implementation in file tasn_dec.c related to handling malformed X509_ATTRIBUTE structures. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a memory leak by triggering a decoding failure in a PKCS#7 or CMS application, resulting in a denial of service.


Upgrade to OpenSSL version 0.9.8zh or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87219

File Name: openssl_0_9_8zh.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2015/12/07

Modified: 2017/07/20

Dependencies: 57323

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: 2015/12/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3195

BID: 78626

OSVDB: 131039