CompTIA Security+ Question C-58

The security administrator installed a newly generated SSL certificate onto the company web server. Due to a misconfiguration of the website, a downloadable file containing one of the pieces of the key was available to the public. It was verified that the disclosure did not require a reissue of the certificate. Which of the following was MOST likely compromised?

A. The file containing the recovery agent’s keys.
B. The file containing the public key.
C. The file containing the private key.
D. The file containing the server’s encrypted passwords.

Answer: B

The public key can be made available to everyone. There is no need to reissue the certificate.