Bug 258481 - NSS does not support MD4
Summary: NSS does not support MD4
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 263241
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elio Maldonado Batiz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-27 23:45 UTC by Miloslav Trmač
Modified: 2010-09-28 00:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-09-28 00:40:17 UTC
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Description Miloslav Trmač 2007-08-27 23:45:17 UTC
AFAICS, NSS currently does not support MD4 at all.

MD4, although insecure, is necessary for NTLM authentication.

Comment 1 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2007-08-29 17:57:32 UTC
I think the lack of MD4 is by design.

When the Mozilla client applications implemented NTLM, they added MD4 at the
application level.

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2007-08-29 18:09:43 UTC
I think having a single MD4 (or NTLM) implementation in a library is much
preferable to copying a private implementation to each application

Comment 3 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2007-08-29 18:20:57 UTC
The upstream bugzilla for NSS is bugzilla.mozilla.org

for past discussions.

Comment 4 Bob Relyea 2007-08-29 20:19:15 UTC
We need an NTLM library, specifically.
We should not add generic md4 support.


Comment 5 Bob Relyea 2007-08-29 20:30:12 UTC
Bug 263241 has been openned for the real issue.


Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 13:41:07 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.

If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
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doesn't happen again.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 03:09:21 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:47:35 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 07:56:56 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 10 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-09-07 20:54:08 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 11 Elio Maldonado Batiz 2010-09-28 00:40:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 263241 ***

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