RT3809: basicConstraints is critical
authorRich Salz <rsalz@openssl.org>
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:21:54 +0000 (22:21 -0400)
committerRich Salz <rsalz@openssl.org>
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:18:22 +0000 (09:18 -0400)
This is really a security bugfix, not enhancement any more.
Everyone knows critical extensions.

Reviewed-by: Dr. Stephen Henson <steve@openssl.org>
apps/openssl-vms.cnf
apps/openssl.cnf
doc/apps/req.pod
test/CAss.cnf
test/certs/mkcert.sh

index 5b3a27f..0092a65 100644 (file)
@@ -233,11 +233,7 @@ subjectKeyIdentifier=hash
 
 authorityKeyIdentifier=keyid:always,issuer
 
-# This is what PKIX recommends but some broken software chokes on critical
-# extensions.
-#basicConstraints = critical,CA:true
-# So we do this instead.
-basicConstraints = CA:true
+basicConstraints = critical,CA:true
 
 # Key usage: this is typical for a CA certificate. However since it will
 # prevent it being used as an test self-signed certificate it is best
index 53c4bef..b3e7444 100644 (file)
@@ -233,11 +233,7 @@ subjectKeyIdentifier=hash
 
 authorityKeyIdentifier=keyid:always,issuer
 
-# This is what PKIX recommends but some broken software chokes on critical
-# extensions.
-#basicConstraints = critical,CA:true
-# So we do this instead.
-basicConstraints = CA:true
+basicConstraints = critical,CA:true
 
 # Key usage: this is typical for a CA certificate. However since it will
 # prevent it being used as an test self-signed certificate it is best
index a891c3e..299d092 100644 (file)
@@ -543,7 +543,7 @@ Sample configuration file prompting for field values:
 
  subjectKeyIdentifier=hash
  authorityKeyIdentifier=keyid:always,issuer:always
- basicConstraints = CA:true
+ basicConstraints = critical, CA:true
 
 Sample configuration containing all field values:
 
index 336e82f..b20a242 100644 (file)
@@ -71,6 +71,6 @@ emailAddress          = optional
 [ v3_ca ]
 subjectKeyIdentifier=hash
 authorityKeyIdentifier=keyid:always,issuer:always
-basicConstraints = CA:true,pathlen:1
+basicConstraints = critical,CA:true,pathlen:1
 keyUsage = cRLSign, keyCertSign
 issuerAltName=issuer:copy
index ec2e374..daa0679 100755 (executable)
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ genroot() {
     local skid="subjectKeyIdentifier = hash"
     local akid="authorityKeyIdentifier = keyid"
 
-    exts=$(printf "%s\n%s\n%s\n" "$skid" "$akid" "basicConstraints = CA:true")
+    exts=$(printf "%s\n%s\n%s\n" "$skid" "$akid" "basicConstraints = critical,CA:true")
     for eku in "$@"
     do
         exts=$(printf "%s\nextendedKeyUsage = %s\n" "$exts" "$eku")
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@ genca() {
     local skid="subjectKeyIdentifier = hash"
     local akid="authorityKeyIdentifier = keyid"
 
-    exts=$(printf "%s\n%s\n%s\n" "$skid" "$akid" "basicConstraints = CA:true")
+    exts=$(printf "%s\n%s\n%s\n" "$skid" "$akid" "basicConstraints = critical,CA:true")
     for eku in "$@"
     do
         exts=$(printf "%s\nextendedKeyUsage = %s\n" "$exts" "$eku")