SSL RC4 Cipher Suites Supported (Bar Mitzvah)

low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 7282


The remote host supports the use of the RC4 cipher.


The remote host supports the use of RC4 in one or more cipher suites. The RC4 cipher is flawed in its generation of a pseudo-random stream of bytes so that a wide variety of small biases are introduced into the stream, decreasing its randomness. If plaintext is repeatedly encrypted (e.g., HTTP cookies), and an attacker is able to obtain many (i.e., tens of millions) ciphertexts, the attacker may be able to derive the plaintext.


Reconfigure the affected application, if possible, to avoid use of RC4 ciphers. Consider using TLS 1.2 with AES-GCM suites subject to browser and web server support.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 7282

Version: 1.0

Family: Generic

Published: 8/29/2017

Updated: 8/16/2018

Nessus ID: 65821

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:TF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/31/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2566

BID: 58796