Bug 572725 - 3rd party tools (eg. flash) look in /etc/ssl/certs for Certificate Authorities
Summary: 3rd party tools (eg. flash) look in /etc/ssl/certs for Certificate Authorities
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ca-certificates
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-03-11 21:36 UTC by Benjamin Kahn
Modified: 2015-01-13 03:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 22:33:13 UTC
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Description Benjamin Kahn 2010-03-11 21:36:00 UTC
Description of problem:
3rd party tools (eg. flash) look in /etc/ssl/certs for Certificate Authorities 
SUSE, Debian, and upstream all use this path

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install wordpress (wordpress.noarch) on a test machine 
2. Get a cert from cacert.org (I believe flash does not recognize this authority by default)
3. Set up HTTPS on the test machine using the cert 
4. Append http://www.cacert.org/certs/root.txt to /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt on a machine with your testing web browser
5. Try to upload an image over HTTPS to the wordpress install
Actual results:
Nothing happens

Expected results:
file is uploaded

Additional info:
        mkdir /etc/ssl
        ln -sf /etc/pki/tls/certs /etc/ssl/certs
solves the problem

ca-certificates should make this symlink.

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2010-03-18 12:21:08 UTC
Are these tools looking specifically for


or are they searching all .crt files within that directory, or what?

Comment 2 Benjamin Kahn 2010-03-29 12:40:45 UTC
It appears they are simply looking for /etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt

Renaming ca-bundle.crt to ca.crt causes the ssl connection to fail.

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2010-04-07 15:38:10 UTC
Thanks for checking that, Ben.

I've added the symlink as you suggested.


Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 11:02:31 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2015-01-13 03:16:25 UTC
Benjamin, in case you're still around, I've been looking into this somewhat lately and changes may be coming: see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1053882 . If you have any thoughts there (particularly on how this ever actually *worked* in the first place, when nothing before this change was made ever actually had a /etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt file so far as I can ascertain - Debian has /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt), it'd be helpful. thanks!

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