SSL Anonymous Cipher Suites Supported

Low 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: Low

ID: 31705

File Name: ssl_anon_ciphers.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: remote

Published: 2008/03/28

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 21643

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSL/Supported

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1858

BID: 28482

OSVDB: 34882