OpenSSL 1.1.0 < 1.1.0b Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9628


The remote web server is running an outdated instance of OpenSSL and that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of OpenSSL on the remote host is version 1.1.0 prior to 1.1.0b and is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the 'read_state_machine()' function of 'ssl/statem/statem.c'. The issue is triggered when handling messages larger than ~ 16k. With a specially crafted message, a remote attacker can trigger a use-after-free leading to a denial of service or potentially remote code execution. (CVE-2016-6309)
- 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 1.1.0b or higher

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 9628

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/10/06

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 5563

Nessus ID: 93787

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6309, CVE-2016-8610

BID: 93177, 93841