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Agent wont talk after Windows June 2016 Rollup MS KB3161608

on 06/2116 MS released KB3161608 and after installing that patch, the zcm agent wont talk to the server anymore.. I believe it has something to with ssl key lengths ??...I in-install that KB3161608 and all is fine again... any ideas on what I can do to make it work with this patch ??
Server is ZCM 11.3.2
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AFAIK, There are not any recent patches from MS in this area, but since that is a rollup patch, if your systems were seriously out of date there could be a number of things.

There was the SSL Poodle that was fixed in 11.3.2 FRU1 - This deals with Ciphers.
https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7016205


In regards to Key Lengths, I vaguely recall a recent fix that blocked short keys but nothing specific.
Are you using an External CA? What is it's Key-length.

By Default, ZCM uses 2048 Certs, so there is no issue there.
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windows system was totally up-to-date before this... updates automatically applied in windows update.. the server does have the 11.3.2 FRU1 update applied..wierd that if I un-install this one KB3161608 all is fine again.. We use the ZCM self-signed internal certificate... (running on SLES 11 SP3)...how can I verify the key length currently on the ZCM server ?
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The same here!

We have added this key in the registry as quick'n'dirty workaround:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\KeyExchangeAlgorithms\Diffie-Hellman]
"ClientMinKeyBitLength"=dword:00000200

Not the best solution, but after everything was ok!
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Thanks to Everyone!
I have emails out to lots of folks.
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CRAIGDWILSON;2432736 wrote:
Thanks to Everyone!
I have emails out to lots of folks.


https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7017778 has been Created for This issue.
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This may be related to an older MS Security Fix last Fall:
See - https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7016544

This only impacted Satellite, not Primary Communications.
There are also FTFs for ZCM 11.3.x at download.novell.com
Reference "Logjam" from Sept 2015.

ZCM 11.4.x is not impacted.
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See - https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7016807 for even more details.
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OK - I applied the cipher update from https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7016807 and all seems fine now.. thanks for all your help
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