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From Stefan Fritsch>
Subject Re: Fwd: [users@httpd] SSLRequire & UTF-8 characters
Date Sat, 20 Nov 2010 19:24:09 GMT
On Fri, 19 Nov 2010, Joe Orton wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 07:13:01AM +0100, Kaspar Brand wrote:
>> On 17.11.2010 15:53, Igor Galić wrote:
>>> it might be appropriate to ping dev@ with this problem
>>> I'm not sure if it's a bug or a feature.
>> I'd call it a missing feature... the problem is that mod_ssl treats all
>> values of any DN attribute (subject or issuer) as a sequence of 8-bit
>> characters.
> Worth noting that the handling of SSL_*_S_DN is different to the
> handling of the individual attributes, SSL_*_S_DN_* - the _DN string is
> rendered as an escaped string whereas the attributes are exported as a
> sequence of raw bytes.  That is all kind of messy (not to mention
> undocumented)...
>>> ----- "Myles Bunbury (Myles)" <> wrote:
>>> After some investigation, I discovered that this line does successfully pick
up the certificate:
>>> SSLRequire (%{SSL_CLIENT_S_DN} =~ m#^/.*CN= \\x1C\\x00W\\x00e\\x00i\\x00r\\x00d
\\x1D\\x00@\\x00\\xBF\\x063\\x01\\xFD \\xAC\\x00.\\x00c\\x00o\\x00m.*$#i)
> We could support this better by having a new set of exports:
> (or something similarly named)
> which works the same as _DN_ but exports the attributes as a UTF-8 byte
> seequence regardless of the underlying ASN.1 type; this would be a
> relatively simple hack.

Or have a (per vhost) directive that enables conversion for all 
SSL_*_S_DN_* and SSL_*_S_DN to UTF8. IMHO, this could even be enabled by 
default in 2.4.
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