SSL Anonymous Cipher Suites Supported

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31705


The remote service supports the use of anonymous SSL ciphers.


The remote host supports the use of anonymous SSL ciphers. While this enables an administrator to set up a service that encrypts traffic without having to generate and configure SSL certificates, it offers no way to verify the remote host's identity and renders the service vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack.

Note: This is considerably easier to exploit if the attacker is on the same physical network.


Reconfigure the affected application if possible to avoid use of weak ciphers.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31705

File Name: ssl_anon_ciphers.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: remote

Published: 3/28/2008

Updated: 10/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-1858


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/9/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1858

BID: 28482