Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143393
Creates certificates + keys at an insecure/bad place
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:27:06 EDT
[ 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
A better place for the certificates would be somewhere under /etc.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
*** Bug 166462 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Current rawhide puts ssl terts in /etc/pki/tls/certs/