SSLv2-Only Open Ports Unsupported

critical Nessus Plugin ID 132676


The remote service encrypts communications with an unsupported protocol.


This plugin detects if the remote host has any open ports which only support SSLv2. This protocol has been deprecated since 2011 because of security vulnerabilities and most major SSL libraries such as OpenSSL, NSS, Mbed TLS, and wolfSSL do not provide this functionality in their latest versions.

Nessus 8.9 and later no longer supports SSLv2.


Upgrade encryption protocol used for SSL/TLS traffic to SSLv3, TLS1.0, TLS1.1, TLS1.2, or TLS1.3

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 132676

File Name: ssl_v2_supported_only_89.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 1/6/2020

Updated: 3/7/2023

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/disable_test_ssl_based_services

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0636