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Re: (ITS#8477) OpenLDAP.org has a broken TLS certificate
- To: openldap-its@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Re: (ITS#8477) OpenLDAP.org has a broken TLS certificate
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:14:06 +0000
- Auto-submitted: auto-generated (OpenLDAP-ITS)
> Full_Name: Demi Obenour
> Version: N/A
> OS: N/A
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (2601:840:8100:6720:2ae3:47ff:fe02:d99e)
> OpenLDAP.org has an expired self-signed TLS certificate,
This is intentional.
> which makes it
> impossible to securely access the Git repositories over HTTPS.
The repos are only intended to be used via git: and http: anyway.
This needs to be
> fixed to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks, which would allow arbitrary code
> execution on the developer's machine.
When I discussed this with Kurt, we decided to leave things as-is. Replacing
an expired self-signed cert with a non-expired self-signed cert wouldn't
change anything, you still need to set an explicit exception in your client to
trust the cert.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/