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Re: (ITS#7240) [PATCH] MozNSS: skip hostname check if peer certificate was not requested
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- Subject: Re: (ITS#7240) [PATCH] MozNSS: skip hostname check if peer certificate was not requested
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:09:37 GMT
- Auto-submitted: auto-generated (OpenLDAP-ITS)
> Full_Name: Jan Vcelak
> Version: git master
> OS: Linux
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/jvcelak-120412-moznss-hostname-check.patch
> Submission from: (NULL) (22.214.171.124)
> With Mozilla NSS crypto backend, the 'tls_checkpeer no' option in 'sudo' tool
> does not work. I have uploaded a patch which fixes the bug.
> But some explanation is necessary:
> sudo initially creates a ldap handle using ldap_initialize() function. Then it
> uses ldap_set_option() to set all the settings. The TLS configuration is applied
> without passing a LDAP handle, which means the the global options are changed.
Sounds like a simple sequencing bug then. Just initialize the global options
before the first ldap_initialize() call.
> In ldap_int_start_tls():
> - The ldap_int_tls_connect() is called and the global TLS context is used
> (LDAP_INT_GLOBAL_OPT()->ldo_tls_ctx). Which is correct.
> - The ldap_pvt_tls_check_hostname() is called always. "sudo" will set the
> ldo_tls_require_cert in global options to LDAP_OPT_X_TLS_NEVER, but the handle
> options (ld->ld_options) are used to check whether the verification is supposed
> to happen. And ldo_tls_require_cert in handle options is LDAP_OPT_X_TLS_DEMAND
> (the default), because it was copied from the global options at the time when
> ldap_initialize() was called.
> - With OpenSSL, hostname check (tlso_session_chkhost) will succeed because
> tlso_get_cert() will return NULL. This is true because no certificate was
> requested when connecting. We do not request the certificate as well in Mozilla
> NSS, but it seems that the peer can send it anyway and the library will accept
> and store it. In this case, hostname check (tlsm_session_chkhost) might fail
> because SSL_PeerCertificate() will return it.
> I've added an additional check, which skips the hostname verification within
> tlsm_session_chkhost if we do not request the certificate validation. With this
> patch, the behavior is consistent with OpenSSL.
> (Maybe ldap_pvt_tls_check_hostname() should not just be called, because the
> global context was used and therefore we should use global options. Not sure
> what is expected, but I think that changing this might break some applications.
> My fix is safer.)
-- Howard Chu
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Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
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