Generate a custom Diffie-Hellman parameter file
The “Logjam Attack” (CVE-2015-4000) exposed several weaknesses The Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange is a commonly used method for encrypting and negotiating secure Internet connections via shared keys. Diffie-Hellman key exchange is used by many Internet protocols, including HTTPS, SSH, and IPsec, SMTPS. For reference, see https://weakdh.org.
The “Logjam Attack” (CVE-2015-4000) exposed several weaknesses in the Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange. To help mitigate the “Logjam Attack,” PE ships with a pre-generated 2048 bit Diffie-Hellman param file. In the case that you don’t want to use the PE default DH param file, you can generate your own.
Note: In the following procedure,
<PROXY-CUSTOM-dhparam>.pemcan be replaced with any file name, except
dhparam_puppetproxy.pem, as this is the default file name used by PE.
On your PE console server, (for a mono install, this is the same node as a the Puppet master), run the following command:
/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/openssl dhparam -out /etc/puppetlabs/nginx/<PROXY-CUSTOM-dhparam>.pem 2048
Note: This step may take several moments to complete.
On your Puppet master, open your
pe.conffile (the default location is
/etc/puppetlabs/enterprise/conf.d/pe.conf), and add the following parameter and value:
On your PE console server, kick off a Puppet run with
puppet agent -t.