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I need help answering the following question i came accross ....

A client has had a security assessment conducted of the web servers in their environment. They want the servers to be configured to disable SSL version 2, and to only accept SSL ciphers greater than, or equal to, 128 bits. The web servers in the environment consist of Apache 2.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, IIS 6 on Windows Server 2003, and IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Please answer the following questions:

a)      How do you test the servers to determine which SSL versions and ciphers are currently supported / accepted?
b)      What changes are needed for each of the web servers / operating systems to meet the client's requirements?
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a) I'd use free qualys SSL server test on public servers.
b) In general removing unused HTTPS:// listener completely eliminates all SSL versions
SSLv2 is disabled in RHEL5+ and IIS7+
Can you tell if they use mod_ssl or mod_nss at least for RHEL6?
It needs OpenSSL and NSS upgrades firsthand to patch holes bigger than SSLv2.
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Now you can repeat the drill and disable SSLv3 too thanks to some curly haired doggies.
(sure if your customer agrees to pay)
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