After apply the security update RHSA-2014:1919, Firefox may issue an error message such as the attached one when connecting to certain sites, stating that there are “no common encryption algorithm(s)”, giving the “
ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap” error code.
There are two ways to resolve this issue, one applying to an individual user, and one system-wide.
The following steps have to be applied for each user who needs to connect to sites which only support the protocol version, SSL 3.0.
- Start Firefox.
- Enter “
about:config” in the URL bar.
- If a warning message is shown, acknowledge it. (Making the changes described below does not invalidate support coverage.)
- Enter “
security.tls” in the “Search” field. Among other entries, the item “
security.tls.version.min” will appear. Double-click on this entry.
- A dialog box, “Enter integer value” will appear. Replace the value “1” in the input field with “0”, and click on “OK”. The configuration setting should look as shown in the picture below.
- Visit the site which supports SSL 3.0 only to verify that the configuration change was effective.
These settings will change the defaults for all users on the system to which they are applied.
- Log in as root.
- Open the text file
/usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences/all.jswith a text editor such as
vim. This file is not part of the Firefox package; you may have to create it.
Add this line to the file at the end:
Save the file, and log out.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the file
/usr/lib/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences/all.jsif the system uses a 32-bit version of Firefox.
- As a user on the same system, log in, (re)start Firefox, and visit the site which supports SSL 3,0 only to verify that the configuration change was effective.
Note that these changes only set the default. If users changed the same preference settings using “
about:config”, their changes override the “
It is possible to deploy the “
all.js” file using a configuration management tool such as Puppet.