Confluence 3.4.8, FireFox 39 : ssl_error_weak_server_ephemeral_dh_key


we currently have the problem that FireFox 39 removed the support for SSLv3 which leads to a "ssl_error_weak_server_ephemeral_dh_key" - exception when trying to access our inhouse Confluence 3.4.8 instance with FireFox version 39.

I already tried, it doesn't work.

Only workaround on client side is to disable...



...via about:config.

But this can't be a solution, I need a server side solution, can anybody tell me how I can tell my Windows Server 2003, TomCat 6, Java 1.6 Environment how to disable SSLv3 protocol during handshake?

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Changing protocol and setting cipher attributes solved the problem.


<Connector port="8443" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
maxThreads="50" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75"
enableLookups="false" disableUploadTimeout="true"
acceptCount="50" scheme="https" secure="true" clientAuth="false" sslEnabledProtocols="TLSv1,TLSv1.1,TLSv1.2" SSLEnabled="true"         ciphers="TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256,TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384,TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA,TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256,TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256,TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA"
URIEncoding="UTF-8" keystorePass="##########" keystoreFile="##########"/>



Hello Mr. Brutscher many thanks for your post. We had the same issue and this fix also solved our problem. Best Regards

Hello, This works! Thank you so much

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