7054637 closed/lib/security/cacerts/VerifyCACerts.java failed on solaris 11

Michael StJohns mstjohns at comcast.net
Tue Oct 11 12:19:03 PDT 2011


Looks good to me.

At 08:40 AM 10/11/2011, Vincent Ryan wrote:
>Hello Michael,
>
>I agree with your preference for symmetric handling of the EC point
>encoding/decoding. So I've modified the decoder method in P11Key.java
>to use the security provider config attribute 'useEcX963Encoding' just
>like the encoder method in P11ECKeyFactory.java
>
>The updated webrev is at:
>  http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vinnie/7099228/webrev.00/
>
>(NOTE: I've used a new bug ID for this change)
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>On 09/24/11 01:24 AM, Michael StJohns wrote:
>> At 04:13 PM 9/23/2011, Vincent Ryan wrote:
>>> On 09/23/11 05:41 PM, Michael StJohns wrote:
>>>> Heh - I thought this looked familiar.  
>>>>
>>>> Please take a look at my comments in bug 6763530, especially the fix for P11Key around line 1017.  
>>>>
>>>
>>> I didn't see any comments from you in bug 6763530?
>> 
>> The 29 November comments are from me.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>>> Would it make sense to back out the fix that was put into P11Key to fix that bug in favor of a provider based solution (e.g. same boolean check)?   
>>>>
>>>
>>> I think the flexibility to decode either format regardless of the setting of
>>> the new configuration attribute is a useful benefit.  However I'm not convinced
>>> that the decoder will ever need to parse an encoding that was not generated by
>>> it.
>> 
>> Yeah - I was thinking that having the encode/decode make sure they're doing the same thing was a good idea.  But I think as written it will do the right thing, albeit slightly less efficiently. 
>> 
>> 
>>>> Otherwise I'm fine with this fix.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Great. Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>>> Mike
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> At 11:41 AM 9/23/2011, Vincent Ryan wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for your feedback Michael. I agree that your provider-based solution is
>>>>> preferable. Here's a revised webrev:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vinnie/7054637/webrev.01/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 09/22/11 11:18 PM, Michael StJohns wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Vincent -
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sorry - it took me a few days to look at this.  I can't support it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think this the wrong way to do things - specifically the dependence on the
>>>>>> presence of a PKCS11 attribute in the Vendor space. 
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You've got a value in PKCS11Constants 
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> +    /* Only the raw encoding for an EC point is
>>>>>> supported */
>>>>>> +    public static final long CKA_ENABLE_RAW_EC_POINT =
>>>>>> (CKA_VENDOR_DEFINED | 1);
>>>>>> +
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The problem is that this has a pretty good chance of colliding with an actual
>>>>>> vendor defined value.  For example,  Utimaco has CKA_ATTRIBUTE_LIST  0x80000001
>>>>>> (same as CKA_VENDOR_DEFINED | 1).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Instead, use the attribute list of the provider configuration.  You'll have to
>>>>>> mod sun.security.pkcs11.Config.java - but you won't have the changes in either
>>>>>> PKCS11Constants or Functions that are currently there.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The problem should be provider wide and not need a per-token config item.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So the config file gets instead:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> useEcX963Encoding=true around line 13 of the .cfg file.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Config.java sets the boolean useEcX963Encoding.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> P11ECKeyFactory.java checks "token.config.useEcX963Encoding".
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Avoid the use of the term "raw" please - that got us into a number of problems
>>>>>> when revising PKCS11.  It actually tends to mean just the concatenation of the X
>>>>>> and Y points without a format identifier which is not what you mean here
>>>>>> according to PKCS11.  X9.63 encoding is 1 octet of format identifier - generally
>>>>>> 04 for uncompressed - and 2N bytes of X and Y.   ECPoint (as defined in PKCS11)
>>>>>> is the X9.63 encoding wrapped in an ASN1 OctetString.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks! Mike
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> At 02:17 PM 9/14/2011, Vincent Ryan wrote:
>>>>>>> Please review the following fix to the SunPKCS11 JCE provider:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vinnie/7054637/webrev.00/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The problem is that some older PKCS11 tokens support only the raw encoding for
>>>>>>> EC point in Elliptic Curve public keys. This fix introduces a configuration
>>>>>>> attribute that controls whether the raw-encoding or DER-encoding shall be used.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> It aids interoperability between older and newer PKCS11 tokens.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>> 
>> 





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