Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447969
Unable to add exception for certificates which lack a Subject and Issuer field
Last modified: 2008-07-02 16:12:00 EDT
Description of problem:
When attempting to browse a site which uses a certificate lacking a Subject and
Issuer field, the user is prompted to add an exception to certificate checking.
However, when trying to confirm the exception, nothing happens.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Navigate to a site with an affected self-signed certificate.
2. "Secure Connection Failed" page is displayed.
3. Click "Add Exception"
4. Click "Get Certificate"
5. Click "Confirm Security Exception"
Exception would be added to the list and the user would be able to browse the site.
Attached is a certificate that exhibits the problem.
Also, I know this is kind of a silly bug. The problem is obviously with the
certificate. But - if Firefox won't confirm the exception, it should at least
tell you why it's being stubborn.
Created attachment 306407 [details]
A self-signed certificate with no Subject or Issuer
Do you have some URL to the website presenting this problem, please?
Thank you very much.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Do you have some URL to the website presenting this problem, please?
> Thank you very much.
The websites presenting problems are all private network servers which provide
Radius authentication services. The certificate I've attached will present the
I think this got fixed recently in upstream Firefox, the official Firefox 3 RC 1
binary would work.
So, once we update our RPMs to a newer Firefox version, this bug should be fixed.
I've confirmed that the issue does not exist in 3RC1.
I'm unable to reproduce with firefox-3.0-2.el5.