Difference between revisions of "Cipher suites"

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Please note that curl by default will not connect to RC4 ciphers:
 
Please note that curl by default will not connect to RC4 ciphers:
 
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807749
 
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807749
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= SSL Protocols =
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As of ZCS 8.6, SSLv2 and SSLv3 are disabled by default. Only these SSL Protocols are enabled by default:
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* TLSv1
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* TLSv1.1
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* TLSv1.2
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However, it has been found that certain older Microsoft Outlook clients (2011 and previous) require that the server also accept "SSLv2Hello". Enabling this does not mean that the server is actually allowing SSLv2, but it does mean that it allows the SSLv2Hello "introduction", before switching to TLSv1 or greater.
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If using the Zimbra nginx proxy, it is not necessary to add SSLv2Hello to the mailstore configuration. However, if not using the Zimbra nginx proxy and only using the mailstore for SSL handling (i.e., mailboxd), then you must enable SSLv2Hello protocol to allow older Outlook clients to work:
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zmprov mcf +zimbraMailboxdSSLProtocols SSLv2Hello
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zmmailboxdctl restart
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In ZCS 8.7, SSLv2Hello will be enabled by default: https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=97332
  
 
= Debugging Cipher issues =
 
= Debugging Cipher issues =

Revision as of 21:31, 15 January 2015

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Article Information

This article applies to the following ZCS versions.

ZCS 8.0 Article ZCS 8.0

ZCS 7.0 Article ZCS 7.0
ZCS 6.0 Article ZCS 6.0
ZCS 5.0 Article ZCS 5.0


Introduction

By default, the Zimbra mailbox server, zmmailboxd, supports both strong and weak SSL/TLS cipher suites for IMAPS, POP3S, and HTTPS. A typical security requirement is to disable weak ciphers which usually includes SSL versions prior to SSLv3 and any cipher not supporting at least 128 bit.

Enable Strong Ciphers

To enable strong ciphers, weak ciphers must be disabled. It is best practise to run a SSL/TLS cipher scan first to see which ciphers your server currently supports.

As of today it is recommended to test HTTPS/SSL against multiple checks:

SSL Labs (Qualsys)

GlobalSign

Verisgin/Symantec

Once the supported weak ciphers are determined, they can be disabled one by one system wide using the zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites global directory attribute.

To disable weak ciphers use the zmprov command. Be sure to prefix the attribute name with "+" when using mcf to keep existing values.

su - zimbra
zmprov mcf +zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites <cipher1>
zmprov mcf +zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites <cipher2>
zmprov mcf +zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites <cipher...>
zmprov mcf +zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites <cipherN>
zmmailboxdctl restart

The disabled ciphers in Zimbra by default include these:

$ zmprov gcf zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites
zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites: SSL_DHE_DSS_EXPORT_WITH_DES40_CBC_SHA
zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites: SSL_DHE_DSS_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites: SSL_DHE_RSA_EXPORT_WITH_DES40_CBC_SHA
zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites: SSL_DHE_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites: SSL_RSA_EXPORT_WITH_DES40_CBC_SHA
zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites: SSL_RSA_EXPORT_WITH_RC4_40_MD5
zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites: SSL_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA

Please note that curl by default will not connect to RC4 ciphers:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807749

SSL Protocols

As of ZCS 8.6, SSLv2 and SSLv3 are disabled by default. Only these SSL Protocols are enabled by default:

  • TLSv1
  • TLSv1.1
  • TLSv1.2

However, it has been found that certain older Microsoft Outlook clients (2011 and previous) require that the server also accept "SSLv2Hello". Enabling this does not mean that the server is actually allowing SSLv2, but it does mean that it allows the SSLv2Hello "introduction", before switching to TLSv1 or greater.

If using the Zimbra nginx proxy, it is not necessary to add SSLv2Hello to the mailstore configuration. However, if not using the Zimbra nginx proxy and only using the mailstore for SSL handling (i.e., mailboxd), then you must enable SSLv2Hello protocol to allow older Outlook clients to work:

zmprov mcf +zimbraMailboxdSSLProtocols SSLv2Hello
zmmailboxdctl restart

In ZCS 8.7, SSLv2Hello will be enabled by default: https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=97332

Debugging Cipher issues

1. Jetty can use a Java startup option to log SSL and cipher debug data to /opt/zimbra/log/zmmailboxd.out:

-Djavax.net.debug=ssl,handshake,data

This can be added to the end of your mailboxd_java_options:

a. Get your current mailboxd_java_options:

$ zmlocalconfig mailboxd_java_options

b. Add the above to it:

 $ zmlocalconfig -e mailboxd_java_options="-server -Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:NewRatio=2 -XX:PermSize=196m -XX:MaxPermSize=350m -XX:SoftRefLRUPolicyMSPerMB=1 -verbose:gc -XX:+PrintGCDetails -XX:+PrintGCApplicationStoppedTime -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -XX:HeapDumpPath=/opt/zimbra/log -XX:ErrorFile=/opt/zimbra/log/hs_err_pid%p.log -Dorg.apache.jasper.compiler.disablejsr199=true -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -Xloggc:/opt/zimbra/log/gc.log -XX:-UseGCLogFileRotation -XX:NumberOfGCLogFiles=20 -XX:GCLogFileSize=4096K -Djavax.net.debug=ssl,handshake,data"

c. SSL and cipher logging will now be written to /opt/zimbra/log/zmmailboxd.out

Bugs

Prior to ZCS 5.0.10, the zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites attribute values are not picked up by the Jetty configuration for HTTPS. To fix, replace all occurrences of zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites with zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuitesXML in /opt/zimbra/jetty/etc/jetty.xml.in.

cd /opt/zimbra/jetty/etc
sed 's/%%zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuites%%/%%zimbraSSLExcludeCipherSuitesXML%%/g' jetty.xml.in > /tmp/jetty.xml.in.new
cp jetty.xml.in /tmp/jetty.xml.in.old
mv /tmp/jetty.xml.in.new jetty.xml.in
zmmailboxdctl restart

Please see bug 30691 for more details.

References

J2SE cipher list http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/security/jsse/JSSERefGuide.html#SunJSSE

OpenSSL ciphers list http://openssl.org/docs/apps/ciphers.html#SSL_v3_0_cipher_suites_


Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0.9 Date Created: 10/1/2008
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Cipher_suites Date Modified: 2015-01-15



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