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From "Paul Joseph Davis (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (COUCHDB-878) [PATCH] Verify SSL Certificate Chain when doing SSL replication
Date Sat, 09 Oct 2010 19:45:37 GMT


Paul Joseph Davis updated COUCHDB-878:

    Skill Level: Regular Contributors Level (Easy to Medium)

> [PATCH] Verify SSL Certificate Chain when doing SSL replication
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-878
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Replication
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.1
>            Reporter: Michael Stapelberg
>         Attachments: couchdb-ssl-verify-chain.patch
> When doing an SSL replication, CouchDB does not check the certificate chain. This renders
the SSL support absolutely useless since an attacker who is in the position of doing man-in-the-middle
attacks can send an invalid certificate and gets all my data (push replication).
> The attached patch passes a verify_fun in ssl_options to ibrowse in order to validate
the certificate path. Two new configuration options are introduced: ssl.verify (bool) and
ssl.cacertfile (string). Set the latter to a PEM file containing the root CA for your certificate.
> Documentation updates are not included in the patch. Also, error handling is not included
(only io:fwrite is used).

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