[PATCH 2 of 6 V2] sslutil: use create_default_context()
gregory.szorc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 22:44:24 EDT 2016
On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:36 AM, Yuya Nishihara <yuya at tcha.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:18:08 -0700, Gregory Szorc wrote:
> > # HG changeset patch
> > # User Gregory Szorc <gregory.szorc at gmail.com>
> > # Date 1468390821 25200
> > # Tue Jul 12 23:20:21 2016 -0700
> > # Node ID 8fc44e26c415d33b15ed9ba9dd1e29522eafb251
> > # Parent 2f6559dcc8b8036aaafe6c679913efff8f25455a
> > sslutil: use create_default_context()
> > ssl.create_default_context() creates a SSLContext with reasonable
> > default options. In addition to what we were doing before, it
> > disables compression to prevent CRIME and sets a reasonable default
> > cipher list, which Python distributions should keep up to date to
> > something reasonably secure.
> > diff --git a/mercurial/sslutil.py b/mercurial/sslutil.py
> > --- a/mercurial/sslutil.py
> > +++ b/mercurial/sslutil.py
> > @@ -259,18 +259,24 @@ def wrapsocket(sock, keyfile, certfile,
> > server (and client) support SNI, this tells the server which
> > to use.
> > """
> > if not serverhostname:
> > raise error.Abort(_('serverhostname argument is required'))
> > settings = _hostsettings(ui, serverhostname)
> > - # TODO use ssl.create_default_context() on modernssl.
> > - sslcontext = SSLContext(settings['protocol'])
> > + if modernssl:
> > + assert settings['protocol'] == ssl.PROTOCOL_SSLv23
> > + sslcontext = ssl.create_default_context()
> create_default_context() loads CA certificates from the system store, which
> means you can no longer replace the system CA certs by web.cacerts.
I'm not sure about that. If this were true, I would expect numerous tests
to fail because they are unable to verify the self-signed cert we use in
The real question is whether calling this function multiple times replaces
or appends values. SSL_CTX_load_verify_locations eventually calls
X509_STORE_add_lookup, which appears to append values.
Regardless, I consider loading any CAs at this stage to be a bug because we
want to give users explicit control over which CAs are loaded. e.g. if you
specify web.cacerts as a custom bundle that has removed <insert government
controlled CA here>, you don't want that CA getting loaded via
Good catch on finding the bug.
Please drop this patch from the committed repo (8357adbd8ce2).
wrapserversocket() also uses create_default_context(), so you may want to
drop 4e3663fa155d, 0c1508794183, and 9872a685c123 as well. I'll try to
patchbomb a new series in the next few hours - one that is based on current
published @ (9d02bed8477b).
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