After Applying 2.1.0.2.170418 WinDBBP, SSL_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 in SSL_CIPHER_SUITES Cause SSL Connection Fail 'ORA-28865: SSL connection closed'

(Doc ID 2328841.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Applies to:

Advanced Networking Option - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Generic Windows

Symptoms

Customer applied patches 25632533 (WINDOWS DB BUNDLE PATCH 12.1.0.2.170418) and 25590993 (WINDOWS ORACLE JAVAVM COMPONENT BUNDLE PATCH 12.1.0.2.170418) , and afterwards SSL connections no longer worked.

To fix the SSL connections to the database, I had to remove SSL_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 from the parameter SSL_CIPHER_SUITES.

> sqlplus /@<TCPS>

SQL*Plus: Release 12.1.0.2.0 Production on Tue May 2 09:24:05 2017

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ERROR:
ORA-28865: SSL connection closed

Cause

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