Bug 623470 - Under x86_64, RHEL yum update fails with: Error: certificate verify failed
Summary: Under x86_64, RHEL yum update fails with: Error: certificate verify failed
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum-rhn-plugin   
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Version: 5.5
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Miroslav Suchý
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
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Reported: 2010-08-11 20:45 UTC by Forrest Aldrich
Modified: 2014-01-21 06:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-13 15:19:28 UTC
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Description Forrest Aldrich 2010-08-11 20:45:20 UTC
Description of problem:

We installed 3 new rhel 5.5 systems yesterday; each of which are generating this error " Error: certificate verify failed" in response to a basic "yum update". From what I can gather, via a general search, this may be isolated to x86_64 -- however the references I found were specific to Satellite Server (which we are not using). Never the less, I checked the PATHs for the cert and they are correct.

All of our 32 bit systems are running RHEL 5.5 and this is not a problem on any of them.

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

yum version 3.2.22

How reproducible:

Type "yum update" as root.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

# yum clean all
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Cleaning up Everything

# yum update
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
rhel-x86_64-server-5                                                                      | 1.4 kB     00:00     
Error: certificate verify failed

Expected results:

Expected successful update with current system patches.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Miroslav Suchý 2010-08-12 08:45:08 UTC
You are using rhn.redhat.com or satellite?

In other words, can you post output of:
grep serverURL /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
grep sslCACert /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

Comment 2 Forrest Aldrich 2010-08-12 17:53:59 UTC
We do not use Satellite Server.  This installation image for x86_64 was downloaded directly from the redhat.com site as of 2 days ago.  There were no other changes made.

In reference to the requested info:

# grep serverURL /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

serverURL[comment]=Remote server URL

# grep sslCACert /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date 

sslCACert[comment]=The CA cert used to verify the ssl server

Comment 3 Miroslav Suchý 2010-08-13 15:19:28 UTC
Your settings are indeed correct. But we could not reproduce it. If you are still getting this error, then I would suggest you to contact customer service, which can help you diagnose the problem.
I'm closing this bugzilla as I do not have enough data to reproduce it.

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