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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 17:44:58 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: default cipher suites in curl


libcurl up to early this year did not have default SSL ciphers
when openssl was in use.

Clients using the library could however set ciphers via 
an option, but as it would work without, they might not have.

This was fixed in curl 7.35.0:

Daniel Stenberg (12 Jan 2014)
- OpenSSL: deselect weak ciphers by default
  By default even recent versions of OpenSSL support and accept both
  "export strength" ciphers, small-bitsize ciphers as well as downright
  deprecated ones.
  This change sets a default cipher set that avoids the worst ciphers, and
  subsequently makes no longer grade
  curl/OpenSSL connects as 'Bad'.
  Reported-by: Jeff Hodges

Should it get a CVE?

Ciao, Marcus

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