Bug 999078 - NSS provide ECC smime functionality
NSS provide ECC smime functionality
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 752980
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nss (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Elio Maldonado Batiz
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Blocks: ecc
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Reported: 2013-08-20 13:34 EDT by Jack Magne
Modified: 2013-11-04 10:34 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-11-04 10:34:33 EST
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Description Jack Magne 2013-08-20 13:34:09 EDT
Description of problem:

Currently NSS does not have SMIME support for ECC certificates. Having this support would allow the creation of SMIME encrypted and signed emails using products such as Thunderbird.

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to create a signed and encrypted email in TBird with an ECC cert

Actual results:

The process will fail, most notably when trying to select a suitable ECC certificate for encryption.

Expected results:

We should be able to create signed and encrypted emails with TBird or other NSS supported email clients. Especially support for ECC smart cards is desirable.

Additional info:

Currently there exists a collection of 3rd party community patches that suports this functionality. I have myself tested these and gotten themt o work. I imagine the thrust of this bug would be to review and deploy some combination of these patches.
Comment 6 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2013-11-04 10:34:33 EST
Marking as a duplicate of bug 752980 which should have fixed this issue - although we no longer ship Thunderbird in RHEL 7, support for this would have to be confirmed using NSS command line utilities, or the evolution mail client.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 752980 ***

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