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Author christian.heimes
Recipients barry, christian.heimes, vstinner
Date 2013-08-12.13:14:14
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OpenSSL's print() functions fail to handle the NULL byte in subjectAltName (SAN) general names as they use strlen() or printf() functions with "%s" format char. The subject and issuer elements with NULL bytes are handled correctly by OpenSSL.

wget and curl combine CN / SAN parsing and hostname matching in one function. Both report an error when they see a NULL byte in a dNSName (strlen(dNSName) != lengtt of ASN1_STRING).

Python has separate functions for retrieving the X.509 information and matching a hostname against CN / SAN. I like to keep it that way and just for our parsing code in this bug. Latter ssl.match_hostname() can check for NULL bytes and raise an exception, but that's a different issue.
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