[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#548280: Bug#548280: Bug#548280: Bug#548280: telepathy-gabble: no longer connects

Sjoerd Simons sjoerd at luon.net
Wed Oct 7 08:58:32 UTC 2009

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 04:28:23PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 14:45 +0100, Jonny Lamb wrote:
> > tags 548280 - moreinfo
> > tags 548280 + fixed-upstream
> > kthxbye
> > 
> > On Fri, Sep 25, 13:50:50 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > > Thanks, that was quick. I'm indeed using jabberd 1.4 as well, and git
> > > (, commit 271fd01cd5) connects fine with oldssl. Still no luck
> > > with TLS though, but that's ok for me for now and should be a separate
> > > bug report anyway.
> > 
> > Great, thanks for testing that. We should be making a new release
> > soon, and that'll get uploaded as soon as that happens.
> Cool, thanks. Regarding my other problem, I just found
>    8.  Certificates MUST be checked against the hostname as provided by
>        the initiating entity (e.g., a user), not the hostname as
>        resolved via the Domain Name System; e.g., if the user specifies
>        a hostname of "example.com" but a DNS SRV [SRV] lookup returned
>        "im.example.com", the certificate MUST be checked as
>        "example.com".  If a JID for any kind of XMPP entity (e.g.,
>        client or server) is represented in a certificate, it MUST be
>        represented as a UTF8String within an otherName entity inside the
>        subjectAltName, using the [ASN.1] Object Identifier
>        "id-on-xmppAddr" specified in Section 5.1.1 of this document.
> in rfc 3920 so I suppose that's intentional and my server should return
> a cert for "sipsolutions.net" instead for "secure.sipsolutions.net",
> which is slightly unexpected since I told it to connect to
> secure.sipsolutions.net manually, rather than via SRV. But I suppose
> that the specified hostname is treated as though it had been gotten from
> SRV.

Yeah. There is no way the server side can know what domain the user wants other
then the one in the JID. As the client puts that in it's stream opening. So the
only correct way is to always use the domain part of the jid when doing TLS,
regardless of how the actually address to connect to was determined.

For your penance, say five Hail Marys and one loud BLAH!

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