RFR [14] JDK-8226374 Restrict signature algorithms and named groups

Sean Mullan sean.mullan at oracle.com
Mon Jul 29 14:57:36 UTC 2019

On 7/28/19 1:42 PM, Xuelei Fan wrote:
> On 7/26/2019 7:08 AM, Xuelei Fan wrote:
>> New webrev:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~xuelei/8226374/webrev.03/
>>> * 
>>> src/java.base/share/classes/sun/security/ssl/ECDHServerKeyExchange.java
>>> 114             if ((namedGroup == null) || (!namedGroup.isAvailable)) {
>>> You don't do this check for null and isAvailable in other places, for 
>>> example 
>>> ECDHClientKeyExchange.ECDHEClientKeyExchangeConsumer.consume() - 
>>> should you?
>> Good point!  Currently, the restriction is only checked for the 
>> supported group extension.  I should add more check points in other 
>> places where named groups are used, for example client key exchange 
>> and certificate.  Stay tune for the next webrev.
> The ECDHClientKeyExchange.ECDHEClientKeyExchangeConsumer.consume() 
> should be fine as the namedGroup has been checked in the previous steps 
> (X509Authentication.X509PossessionGenerator.createServerPossession()).
> However, I missed the check for certificate.  The consumer of 
> certificate should check the named groups to make sure the supported 
> named group is used.  It was not a problem in the past as the supported 
> named groups are used to indicate the EC curve or DH group is able to be 
> handled in both side.
> It could be a problem now when we want to restrict named groups.  The 
> named groups used in a certificate should be checked in key manager and 
> trust manager for TLS 1.2 and prior versions.  Similar to the signature 
> schemes for TLS 1.3.  As may required new APIs 
> (SSLParameters.getPeerSupportedNamedGroups()) for a generic solution.
> Would you mind if I file a new RFE and make the improvement in JDK 14 
> later?

Ok. I had a comment/question on the CSR [1]. In the Solution section, 
you list the legacy signature schemes as:


However, the IANA registry for TLS defines them differently: 

Can you clarify why we have this difference and how the JDK uses these 
legacy algorithms? I don't want to define them as standard names unless 
I can reference a TLS specification.


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