Bug 429147 - Sylpheed reportedly doesn't allow for acceptance of a self-signed certificate
Sylpheed reportedly doesn't allow for acceptance of a self-signed certificate
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sylpheed (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Schwendt
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-17 11:15 EST by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2008-01-17 13:04 EST (History)
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2008-01-17 11:15:04 EST
Description of problem:

From Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=355192

It seems like our version won't have the problem with accepting the expired
certificated, but they claim that it might be considered a security issue that a
unverifiable certificate can not be accepted permanently. I am not sure, so I
intentionally do not include Security keyword.

Could you please verify if you find something bad about the way sylpheed handles
the certificates and eventually communicate that upstream?
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2008-01-17 13:04:20 EST
It is known already. Users ask about it from time to time, e.g.
see: http://www.sraoss.jp/pipermail/sylpheed/2007-May/001233.html

Without a comfortable certificate management user-interface
where users must examine a certificate in detail, accepting a
self-signed certificates permanently would be insecure.
With a half-baked solution, users would simply click "OK"
without verifying a certificate actually.

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