Apache SSL cipher / protocol hardening

While preparing to the RHCE exam I rechecked my standard SSL configurations and came to conclusion, that I should probably update my SSLCipherSuite value. I also updated SSLProtocol and switched SSLHonorCipherOrder in the way that the server’s preference of SSLCipherSuite is used instead of the browser’s:

As You can see I also disabled SSLv3 in the SSLProtocol. Why? Because even IE8 on Windows XP uses TLSv1 :) You could also enter +TLSv1.1 or even +TLSv1.2 when using appropriate version of OpenSSL.

Read more at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_ssl.html

After applying changes make sure that new config will pass SSL tests https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/index.html