How to disable RSA/SHA1 on Palo alto device for SSH access

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How to disable RSA/SHA1 on Palo alto device for SSH access

L3 Networker


We are using OpenSSH v8.2 cannot connect to SSH hosts with SSH Proxy enabled (SSH Decryption).


Testing showing that this is due to the Palo Alto attempting to use RSA with SHA1 which has been removed by OpenSSH in v8.2.



Is there a way we can configure the Palo Alto to disable RSA/SHA1 for SSH?



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


If these hosts are internal, why not bypass decryption for them from trusted hosts/users? 



L0 Member

to set the cipher suites only on the management interface, you can use a profile for SSH the set of commands is 

> configure
# delete deviceconfig system ssh
# set deviceconfig system ssh ciphers mgmt aes256-ctr
# set deviceconfig system ssh ciphers mgmt aes256-gcm
# set deviceconfig system ssh default-hostkey mgmt key-type ECDSA 256
# set deviceconfig system ssh regenerate-hostkeys mgmt key-type ECDSA key-length 256
# set deviceconfig system ssh session-rekey mgmt interval 3600
# set deviceconfig system ssh mac mgmt hmac-sha2-256
# set deviceconfig system ssh mac mgmt hmac-sha2-512

# commit

# exit
> set ssh service-restart mgmt

L0 Member

You can also configure the SSH profile directly from the firewall; caveat - you will still need to run the restart command listed above by  @Blocker95848





Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi @Jatin.Singh ,


That is a great question.  It would be nice to disabled protocols on the SSH Proxy tab of the decryption profile, but you can't.  The only purpose for SSH Proxy is to be able to detect the ssh-tunnel App-ID.  The NGFW does not actually perform content inspection on the decrypted traffic.  I would disable it as @OtakarKlier mentioned.





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