OCSP not effective until Mozilla restart



Core Graveyard
Security: UI
15 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Jyrki Saarinen, Unassigned)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030305
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030305

Enabling OCSP functionality doesn't become effective immediately but
requires a restart.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -rf $HOME/.mozilla
2. mozilla
3. import TLS site CA certificate, trust it
4. import OCSP responder's signing certificate, issued by previous CA certificate
5. Enable OCSP using the signer certificate imported in step 4
6. use the TLS site doesn't result in OCSP request
7. restart Mozilla
8. use the TLS site does result in OCSP request, which fails to error code

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
OCSP configuration should have been effective without a restart.


15 years ago
QA Contact: junruh → bmartin

Comment 1

15 years ago
Don't mind about the "which fails to error code -8174" part in step eight, this
was becaue of a malformed OCSP response. Otherwise the restart problem is still

Comment 2

15 years ago
I can not confirm what you are reporting.

- I started Mozilla with OCSP disabled
- I connected to some SSL site
- I configured Mozilla to always do OCSP with ocsp.verisign.com
- I start
    tcpdump host ocsp.verisign.com 
- I connected to https://www.amazon.com
- tcpdump showed matching OCSP packets 

I did not test the other configuration you suggested, which requires a site with
a OCSP cert.

Jyrki, which web server are you connecting to?

Comment 3

15 years ago
I'm using Debian packaged Mozilla 1.2.1, the site I'm connecting to is Tomcat 4.

0. rm -rf $HOME/.mozilla
1. start Mozilla
2. import our test CA certificate
3. import OCSP server's certificate which is issued by our test CA
4. select 'Use OCSP for cert. validation' - entering our own OCSP server
5. connect to SSL server which has revoked cert.
6. no OCSP query - confirmed with Ethereal
7. exit Mozilla
8. start Mozilla
9. connect to SSL server which has revoked cert.
10. OCSP query - confirmed with Ethereal - results a revoked response

The only difference I see, is that I removed Mozilla settings before starting
this experiment.

Comment 4

15 years ago
Jyrki, what I mean is: Can you please give us
addresses for your cert and site so we can test using it?

Comment 5

14 years ago
Mass reassign ssaux bugs to nobody
Assignee: ssaux → nobody


13 years ago
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