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BUG #CSCur27131 - Evaluation of CVE-2014-3566 on Cisco Email Security Appliance

I have raised a support case with TAC to try and get more information on the preferred config as well as what Ciphers then become available. Points raised in the support case are as follows:

  • Current config based from existing artilce pre-POODLE > MEDIUM:HIGH:-SSLv2:-aNULL:@STRENGTH
  • Should the new config be > MEDIUM:HIGH:-SSLv2:-SSLv3:-aNULL:@STRENGTH

Use of strength meaning that the Ciphers are ordered and presented strongest to weakest as negotiation should occur at the first mutually accepted cipher.

  • What are the TLSv1 Ciphers used by Ironport (verify under sslconfig CLI appears only to list SSL ciphers)
  • Finally, does the Ironport support or plan to support in the future TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 ciphers?

Response from TAC so far is the same as the referenced article - which doesn't address all my points



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Negating SSLv2 and SSLv3 in

Negating SSLv2 and SSLv3 in the cipher suite has no effect as long as only enabled TLSv1 is enabled.

And reordering ciphers by strength won't bring anything since the client's ciphers order will always be preferred.

Also, MD5 should be disabled as it's widely considered too weak for the job.

My recommendation would be to use the following suite > HIGH:MEDIUM:!aNULL:!MD5

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Nicolas, Thanks for your



Thanks for your response.