OpenSSL 1.0.1 < 1.0.1s Multiple Vulnerabilities (DROWN)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 89081


The remote service is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of OpenSSL 1.0.1 prior to 1.0.1s. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A key disclosure vulnerability exists due to improper handling of cache-bank conflicts on the Intel Sandy-bridge microarchitecture. An attacker can exploit this to gain access to RSA key information.

- A double-free error exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input when parsing malformed DSA private keys. A remote attacker can exploit this to corrupt memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0705)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the BN_hex2bn() and BN_dec2bn() functions. A remote attacker can exploit this to trigger a heap corruption, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0797)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of invalid usernames. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted username, to leak 300 bytes of memory per connection, exhausting available memory resources. (CVE-2016-0798)

- Multiple memory corruption issues exist that allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0799)

- A flaw exists that allows a cross-protocol Bleichenbacher padding oracle attack known as DROWN (Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption).
This vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the Secure Sockets Layer Version 2 (SSLv2) implementation, and it allows captured TLS traffic to be decrypted. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to decrypt the TLS connection by utilizing previously captured traffic and weak cryptography along with a series of specially crafted connections to an SSLv2 server that uses the same private key. (CVE-2016-0800)


Upgrade to OpenSSL version 1.0.1s or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89081

File Name: openssl_1_0_1s.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/03/02

Updated: 2019/11/20

Dependencies: 57323

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0799

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2016/03/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0702, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0797, CVE-2016-0798, CVE-2016-0799, CVE-2016-0800

BID: 83705, 83733, 83754, 83755, 83763

CERT: 583776