[gnutls-dev] Patch to lib/x509/rfc2818_hostname.c

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Feb 16 12:12:53 CET 2007

Not a security problem because CAs you trust ought not to be issuing 
certificates without dnsname and common name (thanks to Tomas Mraz for 
correcting me on this).  But it still seems wrong to be returning that 
the hostname is valid if it has missing/malformed common name.


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