New PCI SSLCipherSuite requirements

I just finished a long conference call with my PCI compliant provider and VISA.

After testing on several servers I found some weakness in the current SSLCipherSuite in both webmin and usermin plus normal SSL sites.

The following information came from testing at and info from

The Cipher's that both my PCI provider and I came up with that will be the best security for any SSL attacks is.....


For apache these lines are now required by my PCI provider and other providers will be contacted to update their requirements in a few days.

SSLHonorCipherOrder     On
SSLCipherSuite          ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:AES256-SHA256:AES256-SHA256:RC4:HIGH:!MD5:!SSLv2:!ADH:!aNULL:!eNULL:!NULL:!DH:!ADH:!EDH:!AESGCM

Both Webmin and Usermin must be updated to use those Cipher's in that order to maintain PCI compliance.

I will be updating my PCI docs to include the new settings that will be required.

If anyone has questions you can contact me directly via email (sgrayban[at] or via phone +1.509.279.0985



That sounds like it should be relatively easy to make into the new defaults ...

Do you know if there are going to be any Apache or browser version issues though?

There are no known issues with apache or any current browser.

I tested FF, Chrome, Opera and Konqueror.