SSH Server CBC Mode Ciphers Enabled

low Nessus Plugin ID 70658


The SSH server is configured to use Cipher Block Chaining.


The SSH server is configured to support Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) encryption. This may allow an attacker to recover the plaintext message from the ciphertext.

Note that this plugin only checks for the options of the SSH server and does not check for vulnerable software versions.


Contact the vendor or consult product documentation to disable CBC mode cipher encryption, and enable CTR or GCM cipher mode encryption.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 70658

File Name: ssh_cbc_supported_ciphers.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/28/2013

Updated: 10/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-5161


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ssh:ssh

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/24/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5161

BID: 32319

CWE: 200

CERT: 958563