[Dovecot] [PATCH] lib-sql/driver-mysql.c - Add support for enabling MYSQL_OPT_SSL_VERIFY_SERVER_CERT
gareth at acsdata.co.nz
Wed Dec 4 06:31:11 EET 2013
Were there any further changes you wanted made to the patch?
It now defaults to having ssl_verify_server_cert enabled.
On Fri, 2013-11-22 at 13:52 +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 22.11.2013, at 9.22, Patrick Ben Koetter <p at sys4.de> wrote:
> > * Timo Sirainen <dovecot at dovecot.org>:
> >> On 22.11.2013, at 0.35, Gareth Palmer <gareth at acsdata.co.nz> wrote:
> >>> The following patch adds support for enabling
> >>> MYSQL_OPT_SSL_VERIFY_SERVER_CERT.
> >>> It makes the mysql client library check that the commonName in the
> >>> server's SSL certificate matches the host name provided to
> >>> mysql_real_connect() and aborts the connection if the name doesn't
> >>> match.
> >> If someone goes through the trouble of using SSL with MySQL .. should this
> >> even be optional? I guess I shouldn’t break any v2.2 installations even
> >> accidentally, but for v2.3 I don’t really see any point of not having this
> >> enabled unconditionally.
> > It should be optional or it will break other running systems when the
> > update/upgrade.
> But perhaps it should break (in v2.3.0)? Otherwise it’s not really running securely anyway. At least the default should be to verify the cert.
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