Oracle Linux: How To Disable SSH Server Weak Key Exchange Algorithm diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
(Doc ID 2803881.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2021
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux ARM 64-bit
The diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 key exchange algorithm is considered a weaker algorithm.
At time of writing, the IETF define the algorithm as one that SHOULD NOT be used rather than one that MUST NOT be used:
OpenSSH on Oracle Linux 7 currently supports and enables the algorithm that security/vulnerability scanners such as Qualys may detect as vulnerable.
To ensure optimal security, one should consider disabling weaker OpenSSH key exchange algorithms.
This document describes how to disable the diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 key exchange algorithm within on Oracle Linux 7.
The same process may also be used to disable other algorithms.
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