Fwd: Re: [oss-security] CVE Request: evolution-data-server lacks SSL checking in its libsoup users

Richard Moore rich at kde.org
Mon May 7 21:30:10 CEST 2012

On 7 May 2012 17:15, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> wrote:
> On 05/07/2012 12:35 PM, Richard Moore wrote:
>>> Are there ways to identify the trust purpose of those certificates?
>>> Is there any intention to standardize something like that, so we don't
>>> end up with our own trust?
>> All the certs are trusted for all purposes in this scheme (subject to
>> the keyusage flags they contain).
> The problem is that there is no particular scheme and the keyusage
> flags are set by the CA, not by the one who trusts the certificate.
> Because verisign has a certificate that says it is appropriate for
> signing e-mail, it doesn't mean that I want to trust it.

Yes, I understand what you're asking for and that's not something
that's supported. NSS has a more complete facility for this sort of
thing using a Berkeley db of certs, but iirc that's only used by
firefox and isn't actually supported by tools like thunderbird. I
think this is basically an area where there's no real support at all
under linux (and to be honest isn't something most users need or have
the ability to configure).



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