RFR [13] JDK-4919790 : Errors in alert ssl message does not reflect the actual certificate status

Sean Mullan sean.mullan at oracle.com
Thu Feb 14 18:24:09 UTC 2019

On 2/11/19 2:32 PM, Xuelei Fan wrote:
> Hi,
> Could I get the update reviewed?
>     http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~xuelei/4919790/webrev.00/

721                     alert = Alert.UNSUPPORTED_CERTIFCATE;

Can we fix this typo while we are cleaning this up? 

Also, I was a bit curious about these lines (not part of your fix):

  711                 if (reason == BasicReason.REVOKED) {
  712                     alert = chc.staplingActive ?
  713                             Alert.BAD_CERT_STATUS_RESPONSE :
  714                             Alert.CERTIFICATE_REVOKED;

If a certificate is revoked, why would you set the alert status to 
BAD_CERT_STATUS_RESPONSE if stapling is enabled?

Also, bug needs a noreg label.


> It had been a while that the SunJSSE provider use certificate_unknown or 
> certificate_revoked (or bad_certificate_status_response for OCSP 
> stapling) as the certificate issues alert.  Other certificate alert like 
> certificate_expired are not used.
> The bug was reported in JDK 6.  With the introducing of 
> CertPathValidatorException.BasicReason in JDK 7. Now we can handle the 
> alert more accuracy.
> Note: please don't rely on the certificate alert type for application 
> development.  The alert type may be changed and different per the 
> provider preference.
> No new regression test as the update is simple and straightforward.
> Thanks,
> Xuelei

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