SSL Medium Strength Cipher Suites Supported (SWEET32)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42873


The remote service supports the use of medium strength SSL ciphers.


The remote host supports the use of SSL ciphers that offer medium strength encryption. Nessus regards medium strength as any encryption that uses key lengths at least 64 bits and less than 112 bits, or else that uses the 3DES encryption suite.

Note that it is considerably easier to circumvent medium strength encryption if the attacker is on the same physical network.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42873

File Name: ssl_medium_supported_ciphers.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2009/11/23

Updated: 2019/02/28

Dependencies: 21643

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2183

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSL/Supported

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2183