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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:32:58 +0100
From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com,
	Brian Stafford <brian@...fford.uklinux.net>
Cc: libesmtp@...fford.uklinux.net, security@...ntu.com,
	Pawel Salek <pawsa@...ochem.kth.se>, jskarvad@...hat.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request: libesmtp does not check NULL bytes in commonName

ArkanoiD wrote:
> And according to the draft we MUST ignore non-leaf value even if
> it is the only one CN, just incorrectly placed.

Many self-signed certificates seem to have an email address as leaf
RDN. I guess that's because openssl's CA.sh asks for the mail
address. So with that additional constraint the scary warning
dialogs for self-signed certs are going to be even more confusing in
the future.

cu
Ludwig

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