Bug 219874 - Gaim's starttls breaks when connecting to a local jabberd2
Gaim's starttls breaks when connecting to a local jabberd2
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2006-12-15 15:36 EST by Steve Hill
Modified: 2008-05-06 13:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 13:12:08 EDT
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Debug log for Gaim while the bug is causing a problem (1.56 KB, text/plain)
2006-12-15 15:43 EST, Steve Hill
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A debug log of Gaim successfully establishing a connection (i.e. the bug is not causing a problem here) (1.87 KB, text/plain)
2006-12-15 15:44 EST, Steve Hill
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Description Steve Hill 2006-12-15 15:36:08 EST
Description of problem:
When connecting to a local jabberd2 server, gaim connects, does "starttls" but
then tries to send data in the clear (which the server rejects since it's
expecting encrypted data).

This doesn't seem to affect it when using a remote XMPP server and using the -d
commandline parameter to turn on debugging causes it to work intermittently, so
it looks like this could be timing related.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Happens every time when debugging is turned off.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a jabberd2 server that's running on the local host using STARTTLS.

Actual results:
Connection hangs and the server logs:
jabberd/c2s[18275]: [18] [::1, port=49587] error: SSL handshake error
(error:1408F10B:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_RECORD:wrong version number)

Capturing the TCP session with ethereal shows that Gaim tries to continue
sending plain text after STARTTLS has happened.  Turning on debugging shows that
it is sending data without going through SSL, however enabling debugging
sometimes causes the problem to go away.

Expected results:
Gaim should switch to SSL once it has issued a STARTTLS.

Additional info:
I will attach debug logs for both working and non-working sessions
Comment 1 Steve Hill 2006-12-15 15:43:47 EST
Created attachment 143815 [details]
Debug log for Gaim while the bug is causing a problem

Note that by the time the session is torn down it has started using SSL - this
adds weight to the idea that this is timing related.
Comment 2 Steve Hill 2006-12-15 15:44:51 EST
Created attachment 143816 [details]
A debug log of Gaim successfully establishing a connection (i.e. the bug is not causing a problem here)
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 01:17:03 EDT
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 13:12:06 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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