SSL Medium Strength Cipher Suites Supported (SWEET32)

high 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: High

ID: 42873

File Name: ssl_medium_supported_ciphers.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 11/23/2009

Updated: 2/3/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2183


Risk Factor: High

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/24/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2183