[openssl-commits] [openssl] OpenSSL_1_1_1-stable update

Viktor Dukhovni viktor at openssl.org
Thu Dec 20 08:17:24 UTC 2018

The branch OpenSSL_1_1_1-stable has been updated
       via  ea7d2c5808f4711edfdd25a7a4e2e39f8ee3de62 (commit)
      from  bb157fd142ab3eced6051a32d8207de8a79c2fbe (commit)

- Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
commit ea7d2c5808f4711edfdd25a7a4e2e39f8ee3de62
Author: Ken Goldman <kgoldman at us.ibm.com>
Date:   Fri Dec 14 15:04:04 2018 -0500

    Admit unknown pkey types at security level 0
    The check_key_level() function currently fails when the public key
    cannot be extracted from the certificate because its algorithm is not
    supported.  However, the public key is not needed for the last
    certificate in the chain.
    This change moves the check for level 0 before the check for a
    non-NULL public key.
    For background, this is the TPM 1.2 endorsement key certificate.
    I.e., this is a real application with millions of certificates issued.
    The key is an RSA-2048 key.
    The TCG (for a while) specified
         Public Key Algorithm: rsaesOaep
    rather than the commonly used
         Public Key Algorithm: rsaEncryption
    because the key is an encryption key rather than a signing key.
    The X509 certificate parser fails to get the public key.
    Reviewed-by: Viktor Dukhovni <viktor at openssl.org>
    Reviewed-by: Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org>
    (Merged from https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/7906)


Summary of changes:
 crypto/x509/x509_vfy.c | 11 +++++++++--
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/crypto/x509/x509_vfy.c b/crypto/x509/x509_vfy.c
index 61e8192..4ced716 100644
--- a/crypto/x509/x509_vfy.c
+++ b/crypto/x509/x509_vfy.c
@@ -3232,12 +3232,19 @@ static int check_key_level(X509_STORE_CTX *ctx, X509 *cert)
     EVP_PKEY *pkey = X509_get0_pubkey(cert);
     int level = ctx->param->auth_level;
+    /*
+     * At security level zero, return without checking for a supported public
+     * key type.  Some engines support key types not understood outside the
+     * engine, and we only need to understand the key when enforcing a security
+     * floor.
+     */
+    if (level <= 0)
+        return 1;
     /* Unsupported or malformed keys are not secure */
     if (pkey == NULL)
         return 0;
-    if (level <= 0)
-        return 1;
     if (level > NUM_AUTH_LEVELS)
         level = NUM_AUTH_LEVELS;

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