OpenSSL Heartbeat Information Disclosure (Heartbleed)

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 7108
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The remote service is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote host is configured with the TLS heartbeat message feature and appears to be affected by an out-of-bounds read flaw. This flaw could allow a remote attacker to read the contents of up to 64KB of server memory, potentially exposing passwords, private keys, and other sensitive data.


Upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g or later. Alternatively, recompile OpenSSL with the '-DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS' flag to disable the vulnerable functionality.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 7108

Version: 1.2

Family: Policy

Published: 4/8/2014

Updated: 8/16/2018

Nessus ID: 73412

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 4/7/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2014

Exploitable With

Metasploit (OpenSSL Heartbeat (Heartbleed) Information Leak)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0160

BID: 66690