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Hi there!

I'm testing a Kerio Mailserver 6.3.0 Installation. I like the Mailserver! Easy administration, good handling ;)

I ran nessus targeting my kerio installation.

You can see the report in the attachement.

Don't mind the smtp relay warning, for testing i set the server to open relay.

But there were 2 things i didnt like:
1. sslv2 and not at least sslv3 or tls
2. the holes in the webserver

My question:
Does this come from the base system? (fedora core 4), or has the mailserver itself to do with that?

(without the mailserver running, there is no open port on my system)


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Makes me once again wish Kerio had a separate piece for putting in the DMZ so I don't have to open up direct access to the Kerio server.

Your report recommends using a reverse proxy. That's what I'm in the process of setting up. I have SQUID doing reverse proxy from the DMZ to the Kerio box. With Squid you can allow only SSL V3 and TLS if you want. You can use SquidGauard to help block attacks by limited access. You could add LDAP authentication to the Squid so that they have to log in before they can even send requests to the Kerio box, though I will not be doing this myself.

I am mapping the HTTPS on Squid to the HTTP port on Kerio so it will pass by two of my commercial antivirus/malware HTTP scanners. These block attacks such as large headers, invalid headers, etc.

But it sure would be nice if Kerio did this out of the box.
Pavel Dobry (Kerio)

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Both reported "holes" are false positives. KMS supports the SSLv2, SSLv3, and TLSv1 protocol. It's up to the client to decide which will be used. Webserver hole was reported against IIS 5.0 WebDAV interface so it is clear that Nessus incorrectly identified KMS webserver as IIS.

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Funny that nessus finds holes from iis on an linux based webserver.

The second one:
How can i disable sslv2 and force the server to ONLY work with sslv3 or tls?

(this one isnt a false positive due sslv2 is vulnerable for real in some cases)

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