SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2790332 - Ssl weak cipher suites supported - Security concern?

Symptom

When checking on SSL cipher suites, customer observes that weak SSL cipher are supported and that raises security concern.

Environment

 SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite

Cause

The “weak” ciphers are only in place to support other customers who may require it.

Resolution

Our URLs as of May 2019 received a A+ ratings from SSL Labs – this is the industry standard.  Further, there are no known vulnerabilities related to TLS 1.2.

It is entirely within the customer’s own control (configured on their own client web browsers, integration clients, client libraries, etc) to only use the strongest encryption supported, which mitigates any impact of the weak ciphers available.

Keywords

SSL security , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-SEC , Security & Permissions , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite all versions