The Department of Defense (DoD) has published a 'Application Server Security Requirements Guide' whereby rule V-61351
prohibits the use of weak export ciphers
|During the initial setup of a Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection to the application server, the client sends a list of supported cipher suites in order of preference. The application server will reply with the cipher suite it will use for communication from the client list. If an attacker can intercept the submission of cipher suites to the application server and place, as the preferred cipher suite, a weak export suite, the encryption used for the session becomes easy for the attacker to break, often within minutes to hours.|
If the application server does not have the export ciphers removed, this is a finding.
Release : 10.4.1
Component : Spectrum Core / SpectroSERVER
OneClick's tomcat connector definition does not use EXPORT ciphers.
The cipher list has the following (none of which are export)
** In addition, the following configuration option can be added to the connector definition to use the Servers Cipher order rather than letting the client select the cipher**
The application server must remove all export ciphers to protect the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted information