Knowing Your SSL/TLS

April 13, 2017 | Views: 5794

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One thing I have noticed during testing is that there are a number of vulnerabilities that occur as a result of TLS version and cipher suite used. So, I have added a few new tricks in my arsenal to hunt for SSL/TLS that are being used.

We will discuss both of the following, one by one –

  1. Using SSLSCAN
  2. Using NMAP scripting engine

First, SSL scan; command: sslscan


Testing it on a test site:








  • Faster than others scans, sometimes it takes just a few seconds to get the results.


  • May have false positives

Second: Nmap NSE

There are a few scripts in Nmap which can come in handy and one of them is ssl-enum-ciphers.nse

Command: nmap –script ssl-enum-ciphers.nse target IP/URL







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