[pve-devel] [PATCH proxmox-acme] support downloading alternate chains

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Thu Oct 7 18:31:30 CEST 2021


Huge Thanks for addressing this so fast!

quickly tested it on a (publicly accessible) system of mine
against Let's Encrypt official API (boulder)

It works as advertised and fetches the (shorter) certificate chain without
the signed ISRG X1 as intermediate (signed by DST Root CA X3)

So this fixes the immediate issue.

However, it only works because if a 'root' is provided we only fetch the
alternative chains - if we'd compare the original cert we would get that
one back
(since there the subject would match 'ISRG', as opposed to the issuer).

I'd suggest to follow acme.sh:
https://github.com/acmesh-official/acme.sh/blob/8fcecd59a0fd991f1fb4248692af63889bb90d81/acme.sh#L4945
by:
* only matching the issuer
* comparing also the initial certificate as well for the root
* potentially make the regex-match case-insensitive (to also match acme.sh)


but can also provide this as a follow-up if you're busy elsewhere


On Thu,  7 Oct 2021 15:01:18 +0200
Fabian Grünbichler <f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com> wrote:

> the current default chains end with an expired root certificate for
> maximum compatibility with old Android versions. this breaks some other
> older clients (openssl, gnutls) which don't expect chains to contain any
> expired certificates, even if they are 'above' the trust anchor.
> 
> setting $root will download alternate chains provided by the ACME server
> and try to find a chain matching this (sub)string either as subject or
> issuer of the last element of the certificate chain.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Fabian Grünbichler <f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com>
> ---
> 
> Notes:
>     only tested with pebble
> 
>     writing to a tempfile is a bit ugly, but we are not talking about
>     much data here, and the alternative is to have a versioned bump for
>     pve-common to teach the cert helper to read from a string/buffer..
> 
>  src/PVE/ACME.pm | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/src/PVE/ACME.pm b/src/PVE/ACME.pm
> index 265482d..0684815 100644
> --- a/src/PVE/ACME.pm
> +++ b/src/PVE/ACME.pm
> @@ -442,10 +442,11 @@ sub deactivate_authorization {
>  
>  # Get certificate
>  # GET-as-POST to order's certificate URL
> +# if $root is specified, attempts to find a matching alternate chain
>  # Expects a '200 OK' reply
>  # returns certificate chain in PEM format
>  sub get_certificate {
> -    my ($self, $order) = @_;
> +    my ($self, $order, $root) = @_;
>  
>      $self->fatal("no certificate URL available (yet?)", $order)
>         if !$order->{certificate};
> @@ -453,6 +454,28 @@ sub get_certificate {
>      my $r = $self->do(POST => $order->{certificate}, '');
>      my $return = eval {
>  	my $res = __get_result($r, 200, 1);
> +	if ($root) {
> +	    my $found;
> +	    my @links = $r->header('link');
> +	    for my $link (@links) {
> +		if ($link =~ /^<(.*)>;rel="alternate"$/) {
> +		    my $url = $1;
> +		    my $chain = eval { __get_result($self->do(POST => $url, ''), 200, 1); };
> +		    die "failed to retrieve alternate chain from '$url' - $@\n" if $@;
> +		    my @certs = PVE::Certificate::split_pem($chain);
> +		    my $root_pem = $certs[-1];
> +		    my ($file, $fh) = PVE::Tools::tempfile_contents($root_pem);
> +		    my $info = PVE::Certificate::get_certificate_info($file);
> +		    if ((defined($info->{subject}) && $info->{subject} =~ m/\Q$root\E/)
> +			|| (defined($info->{issuer}) && $info->{issuer} =~ m/\Q$root\E/)) {
> +			$res = $chain;
> +			$found = 1;
> +			last;
> +		    }
> +		}
> +	    }
> +	    die "didn't find alternate chain matching '$root'\n" if !$found;
> +	}
>  	if ($res =~ /^(-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----)(.+)(-----END CERTIFICATE-----)$/s) { # untaint
>  	    return $1 . $2 . $3;
>  	}





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