Fixing Chrome for the Poodle vulnerability seems to be more difficult on OSX than the other Operating Systems

This seems to work...

Exit chrome

Open Applescript editor

Enter this script

do shell script "open -a /Applications/Google\\ Chrome.app --args --ssl-version-min=tls1"

click run.

Check on this page, (you may need to cmd + R) refresh the page.


But is there a better way, or have I missed something?

Source: How do I disable SSLv3 in Safari (OSX & iOS)

  • only improvement i could make to this is creating a wrapper app....totally kludgey but this may work: sixohthree.com/1314/shell-scripts-as-applications-in-mac-os-x
    – stantonk
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 1:52
  • Today I visited www.poodletest.com and it told me my Chrome is not vulnerable. So maybe this is moot now, if you update to the latest version.
    – Siyuan Ren
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 12:01

2 Answers 2


Here is a patch, which is renaming Google Chrome/Chromium inside startup file and placing a script for calling browser with --ssl-version-min=tls1 parameter. No wrapper needed.

  • This works quite well. Does it interfere with Chrome's automatic updates? I suspect the shell script, after copying to Chrome.app, will be overwritten by updates. Did you intend people to put it into ~/.bashrc to avoid this?
    – RichVel
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 12:48
  • Currently i'm looking for a safe method to solve that update problem and testing next Google browsers for tls capability without that startup parameter. I'm not sure relying on .bashrc, maybe a user cronjob would be better.
    – Olivetti
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 23:35

This seems to work:

defaults write com.google.chrome org.chromium.ssl.ssl3 -bool no
  • This does not seem to do anything for me.
    – Volsk
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 16:03
  • hmmm, mileage may vary, but this isn't working for me. Visiting www.poodletest.com shows a poodle
    – chim
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 16:09
  • I think it required a browser restart for the test to start passing, but I assume you tried that. Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 20:46

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