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Re: CSP: Minimum cipher strength

From: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:57:30 +0200
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To: Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com>, Chris Palmer <palmer@google.com>, Ryan Sleevi <sleevi@google.com>
Cc: "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>
+palmer, sleevi

Limiting the cipher suites which are acceptable for subresources seems
brittle. User agents should simply refuse to accept insecurely configured
SSL, rather than asking sites to keep up to date with the latest
understanding of the crypto landscape.

This feels like something that might be better suited to HSTS/PKP than CSP.
In particular, some sort of flag on those headers that would prevent
mixed-pinning might be a valuable addition.


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On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com> wrote:

> On 08.09.2014 22:54, Erlend Oftedal wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Reading the chapter this blog
> > post
> http://marc.durdin.net/2014/09/risks-with-third-party-scripts-on-internet-banking-sites/
> made
> > me think about the problem of using third party scripts where the
> > SSL/TLS is poorly configured, and how we could deal with that.
> You can reduce the risk of trusting third party scripts with
> http://www.w3.org/TR/SRI/ ;-)
Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:58:19 UTC

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