OpenSSL Heartbeat Information Disclosure (Heartbleed)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 7108


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: 2014/04/08

Updated: 2018/08/16

Nessus ID: 73412

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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:/a:openssl:openssl

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/04/07

Exploitable With

Metasploit (OpenSSL Heartbeat (Heartbleed) Information Leak)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0160

BID: 66690