|Summary:||Creates certificates + keys at an insecure/bad place|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Enrico Scholz <rh-bugzilla>|
|Component:||openssl||Assignee:||Tomas Mraz <tmraz>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||openssl-0.9.7f-4||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-04-21 22:32:34 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Enrico Scholz 2004-12-20 11:27:25 UTC
[ This is (nearly) a copy of bug #141479 ] Description of problem: The %post scriptlet creates the SSL certificate at /usr/share/ssl. This causes problems because: * the /usr filesystem (inclusive /usr/share/ssl) can be shared between several hosts; when there are multiple imap-servers, every one would use the same certificate. This will not work because CN must match the DNS name. This causes problems also, when /usr is mounted read-only. Then the %post-scriptlet will fail because the certificate can not be created. * the sharing happens in >90% of all cases over an unencrypted network-filesystem (NFS). So, an attacker could easily get the SSL key. A better place for the certificates would be somewhere under /etc. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): exim-4.43-3
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-12-20 12:01:10 UTC
Assigning to openssl, because this is a problem for all applications which are using certificates.
Comment 2 Enrico Scholz 2004-12-20 12:47:39 UTC
I do not think that this is problem of openssl only. The standard /usr/share/openssl path is ok for CA certificates, and the statements above do not apply to it. I agree that this path is not good for system-management -- configuration data (and ca-bundle.crt is a such one) should not be placed under /usr but in /etc or /var. But this is another, minor issue... All SSL-capable applications (at least these, known by me) accept pathnames for the service certificate+key. So the packages creating own keys (exim, postgresql-server, openldap-server) should put the certs into a safe path; the applications will work without problems.
Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2005-04-21 22:32:34 UTC
The contents of the /usr/share/ssl (including the ca-bundle, although it's debatable if it should stay or not) is moved to /etc/pki/tls and /etc/pki/CA directories.