Bug 36286 - configtest doesn't check SSL certificates
Summary: configtest doesn't check SSL certificates
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_ssl (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0.54
Hardware: Other Linux
: P2 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
: 36684 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-20 23:36 UTC by Greg MacLellan
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description Greg MacLellan 2005-08-20 23:36:19 UTC
If an SSL certificate is not valid, configtest will report "Syntax OK", and then
restarting apache causes it to die with the following in error.log:

[error] Init: Unable to read server certificate file from
[error] SSL Library Error: 218542222 error:0D06B08E:asn1 encoding
routines:ASN1_d2i_bio:not enough data

My server.crt contained "REPLACE THIS WITH A REAL CERTIFICATE" (I had
accidentally copied the wrong file, only reason I even noticed this).

configtest should probably report this error.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2005-09-20 14:55:29 UTC
*** Bug 36684 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:09 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

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