Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168342
Wrong mime types for certificates and revokation lists
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050909 Fedora/1.0.6-1.2.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6
Description of problem:
mod_ssl adds two new mime types in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf
AddType application/x-x509-ca-cert .crt
AddType application/x-pkcs7-crl .crl
Accordind to rfc2585 (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2585.html) the correct records should be:
AddType application/pkix-cert .crt
AddType application/pkix-crl .crl
Both mime types are included in /etc/mime.types but they have no files associated with them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
It is a configuration issue.
Thanks for the report.
The problem is that Mozilla/Firefox recognize the legacy x-* MIME types and will
prompt the user to import the cert/CRL into the user profile. They do *not*
recognize the pkix-* types, unfortunately. So changing this in a RHEL3 update
would cause a compatibility issue.
Per above comment - since the default types used must be compatible with
Mozilla/Firefox, these cannot be changed.