OpenSSL 1.0.2 < 1.0.2j Multiple DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9627


The remote web server is running an outdated instance of OpenSSL and that is affected by multiple Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of OpenSSL on the remote host is 1.0.2 prior to 1.0.2j and is affected by multiple DoS vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the CRL functionality that is triggered when handling a certificate revocation list (CRL). With a specially crafted CRL, a context-dependent attacker can cause the service to crash due to a NULL pointer being dereferenced. (CVE-2016-7052)
- A flaw exists that is triggered when handling many consecutive 'SSL3_AL_WARNING' undefined alerts. By continuously sending warning alerts, a remote attacker can cause a process linked against the library to exhaust available CPU resources and potentially stop responding. (CVE-2016-8610)


Upgrade OpenSSL to version 1.0.2j or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9627

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/10/06

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 5563

Nessus ID: 93786

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openssl:openssl

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7052, CVE-2016-8610

BID: 93171, 93841