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Qualys SSL vulnerability scan reports certificate issue

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Qualys security scan


Qualys scan reports:
  • An SSL Certificate associates an entity (person, organization, host, etc.) with a Public Key. In an SSL connection, the client authenticates the remote server using the server's Certificate and extracts the Public Key in the Certificate to establish the secure connection.
  • The basic Constraints section of the certificate may specify if it is a Certificate Authority (CA) certificate.
  • Also, the keyUsage field in the X509v3 extensions section of the certificate, if present, may restrict the usage of the certificate.
  • In general, a server public key should not be used for Certificate or CRL signing, a client or CA certificate should be not used as a server certificate.
Remediation notes
  • Please install a server certificate with correct usage


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