|Subject:||Re: How to change monit SSL ciphers?|
|Date:||Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:01:40 +0100|
This commit should fix this. https://bitbucket.org/tildeslash/monit/commits/3785a80d100d1881fb4a8d86707b76f491d2dd0b
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On 28 Jan 2014, at 12:25, Freerk Ohling <address@hidden> wrote:
> while updating from Monit 5.3.1 to the current Monit 5.6 I try to change the CIPHER_LIST in src/ssl.c to something more secure. In order to test this with something simple, I replaced the default "ALL:!ADH:!LOW:!EXP:!MD5:@STRENGTH" with "RC4-SHA:AES256-SHA:AES128-SHA". With a "strings /usr/bin/monit | less" I can see that the changed CIPHER_LIST actually ends up in the binary.
> If I check the local IP on port 2812 with sslscan or a similar tool I always get the same results, no matter if I test the old Monit 5.3.1 with the default CIPHER_LIST, Monit 5.6 with the default CIPHER_LIST or 5.6 with the modified CIPHER_LIST.:
> Accepted SSLv3 256 bits AES256-SHA
> Accepted SSLv3 256 bits CAMELLIA256-SHA
> Accepted SSLv3 168 bits DES-CBC3-SHA
> Accepted SSLv3 128 bits AES128-SHA
> Accepted SSLv3 128 bits SEED-SHA
> Accepted SSLv3 128 bits CAMELLIA128-SHA
> Accepted SSLv3 128 bits RC4-SHA
> Accepted SSLv3 128 bits RC4-MD5
> Accepted SSLv3 56 bits DES-CBC-SHA
> (and the same ciphers for TLSv1 as well)
> Why does it accept the RC4-MD5 cipher? Even the default CIPHER_LIST contains a "!MD5", so there should never be a cipher with MD5 hash used?
> When I run the following on that same host I get a big list of 80 supported ciphers in comparison on the Monit port 2812 I only get 18. And as expected OpenSSL doesn't report a single MD5 cipher:
> openssl ciphers -v 'ALL:!ADH:!LOW:!EXP:!MD5:@STRENGTH'
> During testing for the available ciphers with sslscan I get many of this entries in the monit.log:
> error : monit: Openssl engine error: error:1408A0C1:SSL routines:func(138):reason(193)
> Running Monit with the changed CIPHER_LIST I get this message right after startup in the log:
> error : monit: Cannot initialize SSL server certificate handler -- error:140A90A1:SSL routines:func(169):reason(161)
> I run OpenSSL 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.10 on precise.
> Any ideas what is wrong here? Did someone already successfully changed the ciphers? Do you have the same results running sslscan on port 2812?
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