Description of problem:
I had quite well working openswan-to-openswan tunnel using rsasig authentication prior to recent updates. The 2.6.24-3 had ruined it totally. Later 2.6.25-1 has not repaired the damage.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have working pair of networks interconnected via rsasig authenticated tunnel.
The versions should be less than 2.6.24-3.
2.Run `yum update' and get openswan updated to 2.6.24-3 or later (2.6.25-1) of at least on of the peers.
3.Get cert8.db, key3.db and secmod.db junk in /etc/ipsec.d/ and malfunctioning ipsec machinery.
Updates MUST leave correctly configured systems working!
Updates should never been done in such a lame m$ way!
There are messages in syslog that I think are dealt with the problem:
Signature check (on rsasigkey-id-here) failed (wrong key?); tried *peer-rsasigkey-first-numbers-here
Attempt to recover (?) the key in hostkey.secrets with the aid of `ipsec rsasigkey --oldkey key.backup' fails as `ipsec rsasigkey' refuses to understand the `--oldkey' option (despite man page).
Could you please set environment variable NSS_DEFAULT_DB_TYPE="sql" like
And then please test your old setup again.
That hasn't helped. I stil have:
| Can't find the private key from the NSS CERT (err -12285)
on the ``updated'' side of the demolished connection and
| Signature check (on firstname.lastname@example.org) failed (wrong key?); tried *peer-rsasigkey-first-numbers-here
on the other side.
AFAICS the key had not been added to those new db files.
How can I do it by hand (remember that `rsasigkey --oldkey' doesn't work)?
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This ugly bug is still there in Fedora 14.
Moreover now I cannot generate new hostkey with `ipsec newhostkey'.
| ipsec rsasigkey: could not authenticate to token 'NSS Certificate DB'
(All the prepartions (certutil, modutil, nsspassword creation) has been done.)
Setting NSS_DEFAULT_DB_TYPE='sql' doesn't help.
So now I can neither use my old key (as the --oldkey does not work),
nor can I create a new one. Das ist fantastiche!
What the hell is going on with this stuff?
This is a real migration problem for people using openswan that had raw rsa keys and did not get converted to NSS on upgrade.
The README.NSS is also not up to date it seems. What we really need is some "ipsec nss" command that helps people convert to the new setup
> This is a real migration problem for people using openswan
> that had raw rsa keys and did not get converted to NSS on upgrade.
I have tried to generate new keys for fresh openswan installation with NSS
but failed, see above. Do you mean raw RSA keys are no longer supported?
Should all of us migrate to the ``certificates'' mess? OMG!
That machinery is almost always useless overkill.
> tried to generate new keys for fresh openswan installation with NSS but failed,
>| ipsec rsasigkey: could not authenticate to token 'NSS Certificate DB'
And there is now surprise as no such token exists in the db.
The `modutil -list' shows:
| Listing of PKCS #11 Modules
| 1. NSS Internal FIPS PKCS #11 Module
| slots: 1 slot attached
| status: loaded
| slot: NSS FIPS 140-2 User Private Key Services
| token: NSS FIPS 140-2 Certificate DB
The token is `NSS FIPS 140-2 Certificate DB' rather than 'NSS Certificate DB'!
So how this is supposed to work at all?
Surely, this is NOT a migration problem.