[Opendnssec-user] Re: Possible security issue in opendnssec due to misuse of the libcurl API

Ondřej Surý ondrej at debian.org
Mon Nov 26 10:40:31 UTC 2012


eppclient from the opendnssec sources is not built and distributed as
a part of Debian binary packages.

However I am relaying your message to the upstream.


On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Alessandro Ghedini <ghedo at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently discovered that opendnssec is using the libcurl API in a way that may
> not be what the original author intended. In particular I'm referring to the
> fact that the CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST option is treated as it was a boolean value
> while in fact it isn't (it may take three different values):
>  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 1L);
>  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 1L);
> (from the file plugins/eppclient/src/epp.c)
> Setting the value to "1" does not enable the host checks (well, not all of them)
> and this may lead to security issues. The correct value to enable all the
> security checks is "2".
> From the libcurl documentation:
>> When CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST is 2, that certificate must indicate that the
>> server is the server to which you meant to connect, or the connection fails.
>> Curl considers the server the intended one when the Common Name field or a
>> Subject Alternate Name field in the certificate matches the host name in the
>> URL to which you told Curl to connect.
>> When the value is 1, the certificate must contain a Common Name field, but it
>> doesn't matter what name it says. (This is not ordinarily a useful setting).
>> When the value is 0, the connection succeeds regardless of the names in the
>> certificate.
> After discussing this with the security team, it was decided that it would be
> best if this was fixed before the Wheezy release.
> Note that this should be fixed anyway, since as of curl v7.28.1 (which will soon
> be uploaded to experimental) the value "1" is not a valid value anymore and
> libcurl will return an error.
> A possible fix should be discussed with the opendnssec upstream first.
> Cheers
> --
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Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org>

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