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Vulnerability Assessment Details

OpenSSL denial of service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for version of OpenSSL

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using a version of OpenSSL which is
older than 0.9.6m or 0.9.7d

There are several bug in this version of OpenSSL which may permit
a possible hacker to cause a denial of service against the remote host.

*** Nessus solely relied on the banner of the remote host
*** to issue this warning

Solution : Upgrade to version 0.9.6m (0.9.7d) or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9899

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2007 Tenable Network Security

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