[openssl-dev] cipher order
emilia at openssl.org
Thu Mar 3 16:18:57 UTC 2016
Courtesy of David Benjamin.
On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 4:34 PM Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL <
uri at ll.mit.edu> wrote:
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> Original Message
> From: Hanno Böck
> Sent: Thursday, March 3, 2016 07:28
> To: openssl-dev at openssl.org
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> Subject: [openssl-dev] cipher order
> Last year I proposed to change the ciphering order in OpenSSL to always
> prefer AEAD cipher suites before CBC/HMAC-based ones:
> I just checked openssl 1.1.0 alpha and it still orders ciphers in an
> imho problematic way.
> Browsers have largely decided to implement GCM-modes only with AES128.
> Chrome is now about to change that. Not sure if other browsers will
> Right now if you configure a server with openssl's cipher suite
> ordering it is likely that a connection will happen with AES256 in CBC
> mode instead of the (most likely more secure) AES128 in GCM mode.
> Can this be changed before 1.1.0 gets out?
> Hanno Böck
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