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From "Andrew Onischuk (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (AMBARI-16810) Ambari Agent security bypassed in Python=>2.7.9
Date Mon, 23 May 2016 06:46:12 GMT
Andrew Onischuk created AMBARI-16810:
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             Summary: Ambari Agent security bypassed in Python=>2.7.9
                 Key: AMBARI-16810
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AMBARI-16810
             Project: Ambari
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Andrew Onischuk
            Assignee: Andrew Onischuk
             Fix For: 2.4.0


We hard-coded the Ambari Agents to ignore certification
verification. But the reason why this was required was Python be un-secure by
default:  
<https://access.redhat.com/articles/2039753>  
<https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0476/>

That method will cause signed certificates to not serve any purpose & is
discouraged by RedHat & Python security experts:

> "It is also possible, though highly discouraged , to globally disable
verification by monkeypatching the ssl module in versions of Python"

Instead we should abstract it to a setting (e.g. ssl_verify_cert) in the
ambari-agent.ini such that users can turn certification verification if they
provide a signed/trusted certificate.





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