Fwd: 2016/gb_ssl_dh_weak_keysize_vuln.nasl reports 2040 instead of 2048 bits key length
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Christian Fischer
2018-07-24 09:41:10 UTC

as you can see in the header of the file i'm not the author of that NVT
so unfortunately i'm not familiar with that script and the code as well.

I'm forwarding this to the openvas-plugins mailinglist for now where NVT
issues/questions are discussed. Maybe another NVT developer can have a
look at this if time permits.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 2016/gb_ssl_dh_weak_keysize_vuln.nasl reports 2040 instead of
2048 bits key length
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 08:54:18 +0000
From: Stefan Bauer <***@elster.de>
To: ***@greenbone.net <***@greenbone.net>

Hi Christian,

openvas reports key length with 2040 instead of 2048 bits during a
postfix scan (submission/587)

Medium (CVSS: 4.0)

NVT: SSL/TLS: Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Insufficient DH Group Strength
Vulnerabili... (OID:

The SSL/TLS service uses Diffie-Hellman groups with insufficient
strength (key size < 2048).

Vulnerability Detection Result

Server Temporary Key Size: 2040 bits

openssl shows correct key size from remote:

***@bst01ntb:~$ echo "" |openssl s_client -connect postfix:443
-cipher "EDH" | grep "Server Temp Key"
Temp Key: DH, 2048 bits

postfix is setup master.cf with:


Is this a false positive?  I was digging into your script but lack
deeper coding knowledge to verify it.

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