Troubleshooting agent issues

Q: How can I fix the SSL issues in Linux agents?

A: Acunetix 360 improved its internal agents by incorporating the specific version of .NET framework they require to run. This development has been in place since the 7th of December 2022 release. After this date, any internal agents contain the necessary .NET framework.

This means that you no longer need to update .NET on your environment to use Acunetix 360's internal agents. Nevertheless, it is important to note that you may need to keep track of any changes that Microsoft makes.

For instance, in .NET 5, Linux now adheres to OpenSSL's default cipher suite configuration when it is specified in openssl.cnf. (For further information, see Breaking change: Default TLS cipher suites for .NET on Linux - .NET | Microsoft Learn)

So, this breaking change means that you need to change the OpenSSL configuration file on your environment. This change is required, as the default OpenSSL does not allow weak ciphers. That restriction prevents Acunetix 360 from scanning websites with weak cipher.

How to modify the OpenSSL configuration file
  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Enter the following command: sudo vi /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf
  3. Copy the following command and paste it at the beginning of the openssl.cnf file: openssl_conf = default_conf

  1. Scroll down to the end of the file.
  2. Copy and paste the following command:


ssl_conf = ssl_sect


system_default = system_default_sect


CipherString = DEFAULT:@SECLEVEL=0

  1. Save and close the file.


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