Bug 447431 - RHEL 5.2 nss-tools 'certutil' batch processing doesn't process entire batch file
RHEL 5.2 nss-tools 'certutil' batch processing doesn't process entire batch file
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nss (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kai Engert (:kaie)
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Reported: 2008-05-19 17:33 EDT by Aaron Lippold
Modified: 2008-08-29 11:36 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0557
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Last Closed: 2008-07-02 14:20:00 EDT
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Spec file to build a linuxcac-installroot certuitl install and remove of a certificate set (7.67 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-05-19 17:33 EDT, Aaron Lippold
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Description Aaron Lippold 2008-05-19 17:33:15 EDT
Description of problem:

Its seems that the version of certutil in nss-tools in RHEL5.2 has issues with
the batch processing. It stalls at about the third cert. However, if install
each cert individually, they go in fine.

How reproducible:

Batch process a set of certutil -A certificate installations.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a certutil batch file
2. Issue a 'certutil -B <file> -d /etc/pki/nssdb
Actual results:

certutil stops inserting on the third line of the text file.

Expected results:

certutil to process the entire set of commands

Additional info:

I know that the certificates I am using are valid since I was able to do:

cd mycerts/
ls > /tmp/filelist.txt
cat filelist.txt | awk -F. '{ print $1 }' | xargs -i certutil -A -n "{}" -d
/etc/pki/nssdb -i {}.cer

and they wall went in fine.

This could be a workaround in my .spec file but thought that I should bring up
the issue.
Comment 1 Aaron Lippold 2008-05-19 17:33:15 EDT
Created attachment 306016 [details]
Spec file to build a linuxcac-installroot certuitl install and remove of a certificate set
Comment 2 Aaron Lippold 2008-05-20 12:25:08 EDT
The issues seems to be with nss-tools-
Comment 3 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2008-05-20 14:02:12 EDT
I was able to reproduce this bug using a minimal test case with latest NSPR and
NSS sources and reported it upstream at

Comment 4 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2008-05-21 07:45:31 EDT
A fix is available here:

Will keep this bug open until a new RHEL 5 package is available.
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-06-10 19:54:54 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-02 14:20:00 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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