SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy Cipher Suites Supported

Info Nessus Plugin ID 57041

Synopsis

The remote service supports the use of SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy ciphers, which maintain confidentiality even if the key is stolen.

Description

The remote host supports the use of SSL ciphers that offer Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) encryption. These cipher suites ensure that recorded SSL traffic cannot be broken at a future date if the server's private key is compromised.

Solution

n/a

See Also

https://www.openssl.org/docs/manmaster/man1/ciphers.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffie-Hellman_key_exchange

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_forward_secrecy

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 57041

File Name: ssl_pfs_supported_ciphers.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2011/12/07

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 21643

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSL/Supported