SSL Null Cipher Suites Supported

medium Nessus Plugin ID 66848
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The remote service supports the use of null SSL ciphers.


The remote host supports the use of SSL ciphers that offer no encryption at all.

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66848

File Name: ssl_null_supported_ciphers.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 6/10/2013

Updated: 2/3/2021

Dependencies: ssl_supported_versions.nasl, find_service_dtls.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on an analysis of the vulnerability by tenable.


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information