Tenable SecurityCenter OpenSSL ASN.1 Signature Verification Routine DoS (TNS-2016-01)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88809
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VPR Score: 3.6


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


The SecurityCenter application installed on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the bundled OpenSSL library. The library is version 1.0.1 or later but prior to 1.0.1q. It is, therefore, affected by a NULL pointer dereference flaw in file rsa_ameth.c due to improper handling of ASN.1 signatures that are missing the PSS parameter. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause the signature verification routine to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.


Upgrade to Tenable SecurityCenter version 5.2.0. Alternatively, apply the relevant patch referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88809

File Name: securitycenter_openssl_1_0_1q.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/17/2016

Updated: 10/9/2020

Dependencies: securitycenter_installed.nbin, securitycenter_detect.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-3194

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:securitycenter

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3194

BID: 78623