Magento 1.9.2 Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1

If you have recently updated your Magento version to 1.9.2 and have then tried to install a new extension via the Magento Connect panel – you will have no doubt come accross the following error:

Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1

Suprised Magento broke something with an update, no me neither? When Magento includes a downloader that’s expecting SSL on a brand new version release when they’ve actually shut it off on the server. DOH!  The solution is as follows:

Locate the following file: downloader/lib/Mage/HTTP/Client/Curl.php, try changing:


Hope that helps somebody else!

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