Bug 699591 - [F15 regression] nm-connection-editor no longer accepts DER/*.crt certificate files
Summary: [F15 regression] nm-connection-editor no longer accepts DER/*.crt certificate...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-04-26 05:54 UTC by Stefan Becker
Modified: 2011-05-10 03:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: NetworkManager-0.8.999-1.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-05-10 03:24:59 UTC

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Description Stefan Becker 2011-04-26 05:54:40 UTC
Description of problem:

After upgrading from F14 to F15 Beta I had to re-enter my wireless network information. One network uses WPA2 Enterprise and the CA certificate is provided as a DER file with the file extension .crt. When I select the certificate the "Connect" button gets ghosted and the following error shows up in .xsession-errors:

** (nm-connection-editor:16011): WARNING **: Error: couldn't verify CA certificate: 3 PEM certificate had no start tag '-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----'.
** (nm-connection-editor:16011): WARNING **: Invalid setting Wireless Security: Invalid wireless security

After converting the certificate to the PEM format with

   openssl x509 -inform der -in CA.crt -out CA.pem

it was accepted again.

The file dialog for choosing the certificate uses this filter:

   "DER or PEM certificates (*.der, *.pem, *.crt, *.cer)"

So either DER certificates are no longer supported, or .crt files are no longer recognized as DER certificates.

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

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select wireless network with WPA2 Enterprise security
2. Select "CA Certificate"
3. Select .crt file from file dialog
Actual results:
Can't complete wireless network setup.

Expected results:
Can complete wireless network setup.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jirka Klimes 2011-04-28 09:47:45 UTC
The editor handles that correctly. However, the DER certificate was ruled out due to verifying the certificate in libnm-util/crypto.c (due to recent changes).
Now fixed, and both PEM and DER are supported.

Fixed in master:

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-05-04 05:28:43 UTC
NetworkManager-0.8.999-1.fc15,NetworkManager-openswan-0.8.999-1.fc15,NetworkManager-openconnect-0.8.999-1.fc15,NetworkManager-pptp-0.8.999-1.fc15,NetworkManager-openvpn-0.8.999-1.fc15,NetworkManager-vpnc-0.8.999-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-05-05 04:44:57 UTC
Package NetworkManager-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-openswan-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-openconnect-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-pptp-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-openvpn-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-vpnc-0.8.999-1.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing NetworkManager-0.8.999-1.fc15 NetworkManager-openswan-0.8.999-1.fc15 NetworkManager-openconnect-0.8.999-1.fc15 NetworkManager-pptp-0.8.999-1.fc15 NetworkManager-openvpn-0.8.999-1.fc15 NetworkManager-vpnc-0.8.999-1.fc15'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-05-10 03:24:49 UTC
NetworkManager-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-openswan-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-openconnect-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-pptp-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-openvpn-0.8.999-1.fc15, NetworkManager-vpnc-0.8.999-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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