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Bug 450986 - should /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt not be the default one used?
Summary: should /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt not be the default one used?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssl
Version: 4.6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On: 418771
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-12 03:56 UTC by Fabio Olive Leite
Modified: 2009-10-08 15:32 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-10-08 15:32:45 UTC
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Description Fabio Olive Leite 2008-06-12 03:56:57 UTC
Cloning to RHEL-4 to attach to an Issue Tracker ticket.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #418771 +++

Description of problem:
it seems that when I use "openssl s_client -connect ..." I need to explicitly
specify "-CAfile /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt"

I was expecting that one to be used by default, but maybe my expectations are
just wrong

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use claws-mail
2. get a new certificate from your email server
3. be completely paranoid that a cert that claims to be signed by verisign 
verification with "unable to get local issuer certificate"
4. debug
Actual results:
it turns out that
  openssl s_client -connect
will fail with the error above, while
  openssl s_client -CAfile /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt -connect
tells me "Verify return code: 0 (ok)"

Expected results:
I would expect not to have to manually specify the system-wide default
ca-bundle, and it seems claws-email has the same expectations.

Additional info:

-- Additional comment from on 2007-12-12 14:09 EST --
The openssl s_client case is a bug in openssl - note that openssl s_client
-CApath whatevernonexistent -connect .... will work fine.

But I have looked at the claws-mail sources and this bug doesn't apply there 
it apparently does some certificate chain verification on its own so this bug
should be cloned for claws-mail if you want to have it fixed there too.

-- Additional comment from on 2007-12-13 12:21 EST --
s_client/s_server will be fixed now. But claws-mail has to be fixed on its 

-- Additional comment from on 2008-05-16 11:26 EST --
confirm this is fixed in openssl-0.9.8g-6.fc9.i686

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-10-31 16:47:07 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
this request to be reviewed for the next minor release, ask your
support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2009-10-08 15:32:45 UTC
This is fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4 openssl package.

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