OpenSSL SSLv2 Man-in-the-Middle Vulnerability under Top threats in Daily reports

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OpenSSL SSLv2 Man-in-the-Middle Vulnerability under Top threats in Daily reports

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I consistently get OpenSSL SSLv2 Man-in-the-Middle Vulnerability under Top Threats in Daily Reports.

What does this mean? am I getting attacked? is it reporting a vulnerability in devices? 

At what level should I be concerned with this?


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

this is a warning that the SSL traffic passing through might be exploited




OpenSSL is prone to a man-in-the-middle vulnerability while parsing certain crafted SSL requests. The vulnerability is due to the lack of proper checks on SSL requests, leading to an exploitable man-in-the-middle vulnerability. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending crafted SSL requests. A successful attack could lead to remote code execution with the privileges of the server.



if you go into your threat logs, you should be able to pinpoint where these connections are coming from/going to and take appropriate action (patch server, block connection, add exception)


Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization
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