Thunderbird error: weak ephemeral Diffie-Hellman key error

Thunderbird error: weak ephemeral Diffie-Hellman key error

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Covers cpanel + courier-imap

If thunderbird gives weak ephemeral Diffie-Hellman key error a new Diffie-Hellman key is needed. The default size may be under 1024bits and should be 2048bits now.

First check the key size (default 768 usually)


openssl dhparam -text -noout -in /usr/lib/courier-imap/share/dhparams.pem
Diffie-Hellman-Parameters: (768 bit)
prime:
00:bb:55:fc:77:55:fe:30:a6:c8:fa:d8:c4:86:28:
ed:ba:a0:f1:d9:b3:52:5e:ce:6a:9f:1f:22:b0:81:
30:7e:a0:99:85:59:b5:9f:23:3b:94:fa:29:0e:43:
04:2e:e6:ef:ea:9b:b7:bb:88:07:7d:40:82:97:b3:
25:19:af:5d:73:5c:22:8f:34:b3:c7:a4:da:34:cf:
98:85:10:7e:2b:c2:fb:b9:4b:6c:3f:e6:70:d9:f6:
33:20:cb:f4:0a:3f:6b
generator: 2 (0x2)

Note this shows: 768 bit. We need a 2048 bit key

Generate a new Key with:

openssl dhparam -out /usr/lib/courier-imap/share/dhparams.pem 2048

restart courier:

/etc/init.d/courier-imap restart

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