Wednesday, November 25, 2015
SSL certificate hash transition from SHA1 to SHA2. ORA-28857
The SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm has been known to be considerably weaker than it was designed to be since at least 2005. As part of their SHA-2 migration plan, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have announced that they will stop trusting SHA-1 SSL certificates. Google will begin phasing out trust in SHA-1 certificates by the end of 2014, while Microsoft and Mozilla will begin phasing out trust for SHA-1 certificates in 2016.
Also when connecting to such a site using UTL_HTTP.REQUEST you will end up with an ORA error: "Request Failed: ORA-28857: Unknown SSL error".
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Dates to remember
November 2014 - SHA-1 SSL Certificates expiring any time in 2017 will show a warning in Chrome 39.
December 2014 - SHA-1 SSL Certificates expiring after May 31, 2016 will show a warning in Chrome 40.
January 2015 - SHA-1 SSL Certificates expiring any time in 2016 will show a warning in Chrome 41.
January 1, 2016 - Microsoft ceases to trust Code Signing Certificates that use SHA-1.
January 1, 2017 - Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft ceases to trust SSL Certificates that use SHA-1.
Services currently supporting SHA2
Apache server 2.0.63+ with OpenSSL 0.9.8o+
Java based servers using Java 1.4.2+
OpenSSL based servers using OpenSSL 0.9.8o+
Oracle Wallet Manager 22.214.171.124+
Oracle Weblogic 10.3.1+