Bug 239961 - Add nonRepudiation fix for smartcard authentication
Summary: Add nonRepudiation fix for smartcard authentication
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account)
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URL: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug...
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Reported: 2007-05-13 13:01 UTC by Juha Tuomala
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: Fedora 7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-08 16:05:17 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Mozilla Foundation 328346 None None None Never

Description Juha Tuomala 2007-05-13 13:01:57 UTC
Description of problem:

When using Firefox with opensc pkcs#11 plugin to authenticate SSL protected 
website, the nonRepudiation bit is not honored and firefox opens pin dialog 
also for RSA key meant for digital signatures - which should never be used for 

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Add smartcard and its reader using pcsc-lite or openct drivers. 

2. Configure opensc pkcs11 plugin (if not loaded already) for firefox.

3. Try to login into www-site using the smartcard authentication.
Actual results:

Browser asks pin code for nonRepudiation key.

Expected results:

Only pin code for keypair without nonRepudiation key should be asked.

Additional info:

Below 'Allekirjastamine' stands for 'signing'.

$ pkcs15-tool -k
Private RSA Key [Isikutuvastus]
        Usage       : [0x3F], encrypt, decrypt, sign, signRecover, wrap, 
        Access Flags: [0x1D], sensitive, alwaysSensitive, neverExtract, local

Private RSA Key [Allkirjastamine]
        Usage       : [0x200], nonRepudiation
        Access Flags: [0x1D], sensitive, alwaysSensitive, neverExtract, local

Mozilla project bug with attached patch for firefox 2.0:


Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-05-30 16:33:58 UTC
I guess, this belongs to nss component, reassigning.

Comment 3 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2007-06-11 00:38:16 UTC
Are you requesting that we backport the patch from upstream mozilla 239961 and
its regression fix 328346 into Fedora's FF/TB 1.5.x?

Chris, the fix is not at the NSS level, but at the application level. Patches
would have to get applied to Firefox and Thunderbird applications.

While I would be ok to drive this in, the right bugzilla component is

Comment 4 Juha Tuomala 2007-06-14 17:47:50 UTC
Well, don't know how big effort that would be. SCM head has also so called 
onepine plugin that sees only the first certificate and is some kind of 
workaround for broken browsers.

I guess everything depends on how much there is existing users and lifespan 
left for fc6, for fc7 there is newer browser.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 07:14:41 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 6 Juha Tuomala 2008-04-08 16:08:41 UTC
i guess f7 doesn't have 1.5 ff so we don't need this anymore. thank you for 
your utter intrest for this matter and making fedora better!

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