Closed Bug 856180 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Bad display of certname(windowname) on certificate viewer for unicode intermediate certs

Categories

(Core :: Security: PSM, defect)

x86_64
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 234856

People

(Reporter: cviecco, Unassigned)

Details

The displaymanages uses the cert.windowtitle idl, 

The return value of this function (getwindowtitle) is a utf8 string (at the c++ level as a char *). That is the cert nickname (ASCII), the common name (again usually ascii), and email address (ascii) or the subject name (UTF8!)

however the return value for this idl is a string 
https://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/security/manager/ssl/public/nsIX509Cert.idl#131

Which according to the string guide (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla_internal_string_guide#IDL_String_types) does not preserve the high bits (therefore does not work well the case of utf return)

To reproduce:
1. goto https://www.tp.edu.tw
2. open the certificate viewer
3. go to the tree view
4. notice the intemdiate cert with gibberish characters

I think we should either update the idl to a string type or create new unicode friendly windowName attribute (in nsIX509Cert4?)
problematic call: 
   *aWindowTitle = PL_strdup(mCert->subjectName);

https://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/security/manager/ssl/src/nsNSSCertificate.cpp#535
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 234856
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