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From Dr Stephen Henson <shen...@oss-institute.org>
Subject Re: Strange error(parse tlsext bug) in mod_ssl since httpd-2.2.12
Date Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:54:51 GMT
Kamesh Jayachandran wrote:
> 
>> I need to double check it by myself(One of the internal tester was
>> saying that this happens with openssl-0.9.8b).
>> I vaguely remember this happening with openssl-0.9.8g.
>>
>>
> 
> Unfortunately I could not build/use openssl-0.9.8b and openssl-0.9.8e on
> my box.
> 
> I get the following error for which I do not know *solution* right now,
> 
> 
> [kamesh@kamesh openssl-0.9.8e]$ /home/kamesh/openssl-0.9.8e/bin/openssl
> genrsa 1024 -out /tmp/server.key
> Generating RSA private key, 1024 bit long modulus
> ................++++++
> ....++++++
> e is 65537 (0x10001)
> Illegal instruction
> 
> 

That's due to the function pointer issues which gcc 4.2 and later doesn't like:
this was fixed in newer versions of OpenSSL.

Do you need TLS extensions on the client/server? If not try compiling OpenSSL
with no-tlsext.

Did you say what version of OpenSSL the failing client was using on Windows?

It is strange that this doesn't happen straight away.

Steve.
-- 
Dr Stephen N. Henson. Senior Technical/Cryptography Advisor,
Open Source Software Institute: www.oss-institute.org
OpenSSL Core team: www.openssl.org

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