Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1158767
RELNOTES - Certificates signed with MD5 algorithm are now rejected
Last modified: 2015-05-14 16:14:40 EDT
OpenSSL was patched to disallow verification of certificates that are signed with MD5 algorithm. The use of MD5 hash algorithm for certificate signatures is now considered as insecure and thus all the main crypto libraries in Fedora were patched to reject such certificates.
Certificates signed with MD5 algorithm are not present on public https web sites anymore but they can be still in use on private networks or used for authentication on openvpn based VPNs such as in bug 1157260. It is highly recommended to replace such certificates with new ones signed with SHA256 or at least SHA1. As a temporary measure the OPENSSL_ENABLE_MD5_VERIFY environment variable can be set to allow verification of certificates signed with MD5 algorithm.
Thanks Tomas, noted in https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/docs/release-notes.git/commit/?id=b62fd2f437813d9fb95d770a0a0bfce21256fd2a and . You explained it well, so I shamelessly took your copy :)
This was done!