Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#642 new enhancement

Cannot specify a minimum SSL/TLS version without also specifying a maximum

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Component: nginx-module Version: 1.7.x
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uname -a:
nginx -V: 1.7.6


The ssl_protocols directive only lets you specify a whitelist of SSL/TLS versions, not a blacklist. Therefore, if you want to disable a protocol that’s in the default whitelist, you are also implicitly disabling all the protocols that haven’t been invented yet. In particular, all the nginx admins who are paying attention now because SSL 3.0 is broken and getting publicity are inadvertently going to be creating the next generation of TLS 1.3 intolerant servers.

ssl_protocols should support (and encourage) a blacklist syntax, like Apache’s

SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3

Attachments (1)

nginx-ssl_protocols-blacklist.patch (5.9 KB) - added by 5 years ago.
[PATCH] Allow specifying ssl_protocols as a blacklist (ticket #642).

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Change History (2)

Changed 5 years ago by

[PATCH] Allow specifying ssl_protocols as a blacklist (ticket #642).

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by mdounin

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
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