[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#463355: check_ldap with starttls requires hostname to match cert name

Greg Cox ratness at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 31 03:35:22 UTC 2008

Package: nagios-plugins-standard
Version: 1.4.10-1
Severity: wishlist

This is probably something to kick upstream.

Serverside: slapd 2.4.7-3 with TLS (not ldaps) enabled.  It's running on a VM with a hostname of 'utilserver.domain.org', and its SSL cert has a CN of 'utilserver', since usually only internal users interact with it.

$ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_ldap -T -H utilserver -b `grep BASE /etc/ldap/ldap.conf| awk '{print $2}'`
LDAP OK - 0.041 seconds response time|time=0.040605s;;;0.000000
$ host utilserver
utilserver.domain.org has address
$ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_ldap -T -H -b `grep BASE /etc/ldap/ldap.conf| awk '{print $2}'`

Could not init startTLS at port 389!

$ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_ldap -T -H utilserver.domain.org -b `grep BASE /etc/ldap/ldap.conf| awk '{print $2}'`

Could not init startTLS at port 389!

It appears (though I haven't confirmed since my C-fu is weak) that the -T flag co-opts the hostname as specified in the -H and uses that in its TLS handshake.  But that overload is not always good: my nagios checks, which use the FQDN, fail.

-T is currently a boolean flag.  How about -T [optional hostname for certificate handshake if -H isn't good enough]?  I can't think of anything else you might want after -T, myself.


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