Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 18:16:30 +0100 From: Stefan Bühler <stbuehler@...httpd.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: openssl default ciphers Hi, while working on the lighttpd SNI bug I realized that openssl defaults to a very bad set of ciphers. I also couldn't find a sane recommendation from upstream openssl to use as default, as "DEFAULT" obviously is not a good choice. (I also don't see any reason why "DEFAULT" includes export and "LOW" ciphers...) Is 'DEFAULT@...ENGTH:!LOW:!EXP' (should be similar to 'HIGH:MEDIUM:!aNULL') a reasonably default? I don't want to enforce PFS or break compatibility on purpose; so I think the default could be a little bit less "secure" than what I would actually recommend to use. So I'm not interested in how to get a super extra secure cipher set (there are many cipher strings in the wild by various folks for that), but more in a reasonable lower bound. regards, Stefan Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (837 bytes)
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