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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Deprecated SSL Protocol Usage

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for use of a deprecated SSL protocol

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote service encrypts traffic using a protocol with known
weaknesses.

Description :

The remote service accepts connections encrypted using SSL 2.0, which
reportedly suffers from several cryptographic flaws and has been
deprecated for several years. A possible hacker may be able to exploit these
issues to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks or decrypt communications
between the affected service and clients.

See also :

http://www.schneier.com/paper-ssl.pdf

Solution :

Consult the application's documentation to disable SSL 2.0 and use SSL
3.0 or TLS 1.0 instead.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:N/I:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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