TLS 1.3 support in Ubuntu 18.04

Asked by James Gregory-Monk on 2020-01-28


I was wondering if anyone knew when TLS 1.3 support would be being released in Apache 2.4 in Ubuntu 18.04? OpenSSL 1.1.1 is now available (and nginx already supports it) but seemingly an update is required to enable this support in Apache.

Ideally we don't want to rely on a third-party repo (I know ones exist for Apache) so I was hoping it would be officially supported soon.


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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #2

This is a list of Debian Packages for TLS 1.3.
Possibly one that you can use. This list is comprised of stable buster releases.

Hi bernard,

Thanks for your replies, but I don't think they answer my question unfortunately. I'm aware that OpenSSL 1.1.1 (which supports TLSv1.3) is available in Bionic, but the Apache package hasn't been updated to support the TLSv1.3 cipher suites. I was hoping someone would be able to advise of any timelines for supporting this.


Stuart MacIntosh (barf) said : #4

Hi James,

My expectation is that an upgrade to 20.04 will be required for TLS 1.3 support. Maybe someone else can confirm that?

TLS 1.3 is a new feature (not a specific security vulnerability with a CVE assigned, which would then make it's way into older LTS repos). And if I understand correctly the spec was still being written when 18.04 went LTS.

Hi Stuart,

Given OpenSSL 1.1.1 (which adds TLS 1.3 support) was added to 18.04 after release, it seems a bit odd that Apache hasn't also been updated to support TLS 1.3.

Hopefully someone in the know will be able to update us on the situation :-)


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