Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:36:16 -0500 From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@...thhorseman.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: openssl default ciphers On 11/04/2013 12:16 PM, Stefan Bühler wrote: > 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. There is ongoing discussion on one of the major users of OpenSSL (apache) about what the defaults should be for that user: https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49559#c11 I agree that the OpenSSL defaults seem too lax. --dkg
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