1 SSL Release Notes

This document describes the changes made to the SSL application.

1.1  SSL 10.4.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix cache invalidation problem for CA certs provided by the cacertfile option.

    Own Id: OTP-17435 Aux Id: ERIERL-653

1.2  SSL 10.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Missing runtime dependencies has been added to this application.

    Own Id: OTP-17243 Aux Id: PR-4557

  • TLS handshake should fail if OCSP staple is requested but missing. Note that OCSP support is still considered experimental and only partially implemented.

    Own Id: OTP-17343

Improvements and New Features

  • Removed ssl:ssl_accept/1,2,3 and ssl:cipher:suites/0,1 use ssl:handshake/1,2,3 and ssl:cipher_suites/2,3 instead.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-16974

  • Make TLS handshakes in Erlang distribution concurrent.

    Own Id: OTP-17044 Aux Id: PR-2654

  • Randomize internal {active,n} optimization when running Erlang distribution over TLS to spread RAM/CPU spike that may occur when starting up a big cluster.

    Own Id: OTP-17117 Aux Id: PR-2933

  • TLS connections now support EdDSA certificates.

    Own Id: OTP-17142 Aux Id: PR-4756, GH-4637, GH-4650

  • Enhance documentation and logging of certificate handling.

    Own Id: OTP-17384 Aux Id: GH-4800

1.3  SSL 10.3.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Retain backwards compatible behavior of verify_fun when handling incomplete chains that are not verifiable.

    Own Id: OTP-17296 Aux Id: GH-4682

  • Avoid server session handler crash, this will increase session ruse opportunities.

    Own Id: OTP-17348 Aux Id: ERIERL-641

1.4  SSL 10.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix CRL handling that previously could fail to find the issuer cert under some circumstances.

    Own Id: OTP-17261 Aux Id: GH-4589

  • TLS-1.3 client could, under some circumstances, select an incorrect algorithm to sign the certificate verification message causing a TLS Decrypt Alert being issued by the server.

    Own Id: OTP-17281 Aux Id: GH-4620

  • Correct handling of default values for emulated socket options and retain the order of the ssl options list to ensure backwards compatible behavior if options should be set more than once.

    Own Id: OTP-17282

Improvements and New Features

  • Enhance pre TLS-1.3 session handling so the client and server side handling is completely separated and client disregards oldest session when reaching max limit of the session table.

    Own Id: OTP-16876

  • This change implements the early data feature for TLS 1.3 clients.

    TLS 1.3 allows clients to send data in the first flight using a Pre-Shared Key to authenticate the server and to encrypt the early data.

    Own Id: OTP-16985

  • This change implements the early data feature for TLS 1.3 servers.

    Own Id: OTP-17042

1.5  SSL 10.2.4.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix handling of emulated socket options, the previous patch was incomplete,

    Own Id: OTP-17305

1.6  SSL 10.2.4.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Backport of OTP-17282

    Correct handling of default values for emulated socket options and retain the order of the ssl options list to ensure backwards compatible behavior if options should be set more than once.

    Own Id: OTP-17289 Aux Id: GH-4585

1.7  SSL 10.2.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Enhance logging option log_level to support none and all, also restore backwards compatibility for log_alert option.

    Own Id: OTP-17228 Aux Id: ERIERL-614

1.8  SSL 10.2.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Avoid race when the first two upgrade server handshakes (that is servers that use a gen_tcp socket as input to ssl:handshake/2,3) start close to each other. Could lead to that one of the handshakes would fail.

    Own Id: OTP-17190 Aux Id: ERIERL-606

1.9  SSL 10.2.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Avoid that upgrade (from TCP to TLS) servers starts multiple session cache handlers for the same server. This applies to Erlang distribution over TLS servers.

    Own Id: OTP-17139 Aux Id: ERL-1458, OTP-16239

  • Legacy cipher suites defined before TLS-1.2 (but still supported) should be possible to use in TLS-1.2. They where accidentally excluded for available cipher suites for TLS-1.2 in OTP-23.2.2.

    Own Id: OTP-17174 Aux Id: ERIERL-597

Improvements and New Features

  • Enable Erlang distribution over TLS to run TLS-1.3, although TLS-1.2 will still be default.

    Own Id: OTP-16239 Aux Id: ERL-1458, OTP-17139

1.10  SSL 10.2.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix CVE-2020-35733 this only affects ssl-10.2 (OTP-23.2). This vulnerability could enable a man in the middle attack using a fake chain to a known trusted ROOT. Also limits alternative chain handling, for handling of possibly extraneous certs, to improve memory management.

    Own Id: OTP-17098

Improvements and New Features

  • Add support for AES CCM based cipher suites defined in RFC 7251

    Also Correct cipher suite name conversion to OpenSSL names. A few names where corrected earlier in OTP-16267 For backwards compatible reasons we support usage of openSSL names for cipher suites. Mostly anonymous suites names where incorrect, but also some legacy suites.

    Own Id: OTP-17100

1.11  SSL 10.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • SSL's Erlang Distribution Protocol modules inet_tls_dist and inet6_tls_dist lacked a callback function, so the start flag "-dist_listen false" did not work, which has now been fixed.

    Own Id: OTP-15126 Aux Id: ERL-1375

  • Correct OpenSSL names for newer cipher suites using DHE in their name that accidentally got the wrong value when fixing other older names using EDH instead.

    Own Id: OTP-16267 Aux Id: ERIERL-571, ERIERL-477

  • This change improves the handling of DTLS listening dockets, making it possible to open multiple listeners on the same port with different IP addresses.

    Own Id: OTP-16849 Aux Id: ERL-1339

  • Fix a bug that causes cross-build failure.

    This change excludes the ssl.d dependency file from the source tarballs.

    Own Id: OTP-16921

  • This change fixes ssl:peername/1 when called on a DTLS client socket.

    Own Id: OTP-16923 Aux Id: ERL-1341, PR-2786

  • Retain emulation of active once on a closed socket to behave as before 23.1

    Own Id: OTP-17018 Aux Id: ERL-1409

  • Corrected server session cache entry deletion pre TLS-1.3. May increase session reuse.

    Own Id: OTP-17019 Aux Id: ERL-1412

Improvements and New Features

  • Handle extraneous certs in certificate chains as well as chains that are incomplete but can be reconstructed or unordered chains. The cert and certfile options will now accept a list of certificates so that the user may specify the chain explicitly.

    Also, the default value of the depth option has been increased to allow longer chains by default.

    Own Id: OTP-16277

  • This change implements optional NSS-style keylog in ssl:connection_information/2 for debugging purposes.

    The keylog contains various TLS secrets that can be loaded in Wireshark to decrypt TLS packets.

    Own Id: OTP-16445 Aux Id: PR-2823

  • Use new gen_statem feature of changing callback mode to improve code maintainability.

    Own Id: OTP-16529

  • The handling of Service Name Indication has been aligned with RFC8446.

    Own Id: OTP-16762

  • Add explicit session reuse option to TLS clients for pre TLS-1.3 sessions. Also, add documentation to Users Guide for such sessions.

    Own Id: OTP-16893

1.12  SSL 10.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • If a passive socket is created, ssl:recv/2,3 is never called and then the peer closes the socket the controlling process will no longer receive an active close message.

    Own Id: OTP-16697 Aux Id: ERIERL-496

  • Data deliver with ssl:recv/2,3 could fail for when using packet mode. This has been fixed by correcting the flow control handling of passive sockets when packet mode is used.

    Own Id: OTP-16764

  • This change fixes a potential man-in-the-middle vulnerability when the ssl client is configured to automatically handle session tickets ({session_tickets, auto}).

    Own Id: OTP-16765

  • Fix the internal handling of options 'verify' and 'verify_fun'.

    This change fixes a vulnerability when setting the ssl option 'verify' to verify_peer in a continued handshake won't take any effect resulting in the acceptance of expired peer certificates.

    Own Id: OTP-16767 Aux Id: ERIERL-512

  • This change fixes the handling of stateless session tickets when anti-replay is enabled.

    Own Id: OTP-16776 Aux Id: ERL-1316

  • Fix a crash due to the faulty handling of stateful session tickets received by servers expecting stateless session tickets.

    This change also improves the handling of faulty/invalid tickets.

    Own Id: OTP-16777 Aux Id: ERL-1317

  • Correct flow ctrl checks from OTP-16764 to work as intended. Probably will not have a noticeable affect but will make connections more well behaved under some circumstances.

    Own Id: OTP-16837 Aux Id: ERL-1319, OTP-16764

  • Distribution over TLS could exhibit livelock-like behaviour when there is a constant stream of distribution messages. Distribution data is now chunked every 16 Mb to avoid that.

    Own Id: OTP-16851 Aux Id: PR-2703

Improvements and New Features

  • Implement the cookie extension for TLS 1.3.

    Own Id: OTP-15855

  • Experimental OCSP client support.

    Own Id: OTP-16448

  • TLS 1.0 -TLS-1.2 sessions tables now have a absolute max value instead of using a shrinking mechanism when reaching the limit. To avoid out of memory problems under heavy load situations. Note that this change infers that implementations of ssl_session_cache_api needs to implement the size function (introduce in OTP 19) for session reuse to be optimally utilized.

    Own Id: OTP-16802 Aux Id: ERIERL-516

1.13  SSL 10.0

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix a bug that causes cross-build failure.

    This change excludes the ssl.d dependency file from the source tar balls.

    Own Id: OTP-16562 Aux Id: ERL-1168

  • Correct translation of OpenSSL legacy names for two legacy cipher suites

    Own Id: OTP-16573 Aux Id: ERIERL-477

  • Correct documentation for PSK identity and SRP username.

    Own Id: OTP-16585

  • Make sure client hostname check is run when client uses its own verify_fun

    Own Id: OTP-16626 Aux Id: ERL-1232

  • Improved signature selection mechanism in TLS 1.3 for increased interoperability.

    Own Id: OTP-16638 Aux Id: ERL-1206

Improvements and New Features

  • Drop support for SSL-3.0. Support for this legacy TLS version has not been enabled by default since OTP 19. Now all code to support it has been removed, that is SSL-3.0 protocol version can not be used and is considered invalid.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-14790

  • Added support for RSA-PSS signature schemes

    Own Id: OTP-15247

  • Improve interoperability by implementing the middlebox compatiblity mode.

    The middlebox compatibility mode makes the TLS 1.3 handshake look more like a TLS 1.2 handshake and increases the chance of successfully establishing TLS 1.3 connections through legacy middleboxes.

    Own Id: OTP-15589

  • Utilize new properties of erlang:dist_ctrl_get_data() for performance improvement of Erlang distribution over TLS.

    Own Id: OTP-16127 Aux Id: OTP-15618

  • Calls of deprecated functions in the Old Crypto API are replaced by calls of their substitutions.

    Own Id: OTP-16346

  • Implement cipher suite TLS_AES_128_CCM_8_SHA256.

    Own Id: OTP-16391

  • This change adds TLS-1.3 to the list of default supported versions. That is, TLS-1.3 and TLS-1.2 are configured when ssl option 'versions' is not explicitly set.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-16400

  • Refactored the internal handling of deprecated and removed functions.

    Own Id: OTP-16469

  • Extended ssl:versions so that it lists supported, available and implemented TLS/DTLS versions.

    Own Id: OTP-16519

  • Added new option exclusive for ssl:cipher_suites/2,3

    Own Id: OTP-16532

  • Avoid DoS attack against stateful session_tickets by making session ticket ids unpredictable.

    Own Id: OTP-16533

  • Add support for the max_fragment_length extension (RFC 6066).

    Own Id: OTP-16547 Aux Id: PR-2547

  • Add srp_username in ssl:connection_info, update the document with types of this function.

    Own Id: OTP-16584

1.14  SSL 9.6.2.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct flow ctrl checks from OTP-16764 to work as intended. Probably will not have a noticeable affect but will make connections more well behaved under some circumstances.

    Own Id: OTP-16837 Aux Id: ERL-1319, OTP-16764

  • Fix a bug that causes cross-build failure.

    This change excludes the ssl.d dependency file from the source tar balls.

    Own Id: OTP-16921

1.15  SSL 9.6.2.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Data deliver with ssl:recv/2,3 could fail for when using packet mode. This has been fixed by correcting the flow control handling of passive sockets when packet mode is used.

    Own Id: OTP-16764

  • Fix the internal handling of options 'verify' and 'verify_fun'.

    This change fixes a vulnerability when setting the ssl option 'verify' to verify_peer in a continued handshake won't take any effect resulting in the acceptance of expired peer certificates.

    Own Id: OTP-16767 Aux Id: ERIERL-512

1.16  SSL 9.6.2.1

Improvements and New Features

  • If a passive socket is created, ssl:recv/2,3 is never called and then the peer closes the socket the controlling process will no longer receive an active close message.

    Own Id: OTP-16697 Aux Id: ERIERL-496

1.17  SSL 9.6.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix timing bug that could cause ssl sockets to become unresponsive after an ssl:recv/3 call timed out

    Own Id: OTP-16619 Aux Id: ERL-1213

1.18  SSL 9.6.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct error handling when the partial_chain fun claims a certificate to be the trusted cert that is not part of the chain. This bug would hide the appropriate alert generating an "INTERNAL_ERROR" alert instead.

    Own Id: OTP-16567 Aux Id: ERIERL-481

1.19  SSL 9.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct handling of TLS record limit in TLS-1.3. The max value differs from previous versions. Also the payload data max record check was broken, that is record overflow problems could occur if user sent large amounts of data.

    Own Id: OTP-16258

  • Correct close handling for DTLS

    Own Id: OTP-16348 Aux Id: ERL-1110

  • Fix ssl:getstat/1-2 to also work for DTLS sockets

    Own Id: OTP-16352 Aux Id: ERL-1099

  • Correct internal handling och socket active mode to avoid reviving TCP data aimed for a downgraded TLS socket.

    Own Id: OTP-16425

  • When using the host name as fallback for SNI (server name indication) strip a possible trailing dot that is allowed in a host name but not in the SNI. Also if the server receives a SNI with a trailing dot send an UNRECOGNIZED_NAME alert.

    Own Id: OTP-16437 Aux Id: ERL-1135

  • Immediately remove session entries if handshake is abruptly closed at transport level.

    Own Id: OTP-16479

Improvements and New Features

  • Implementation of the key and initialization vector update feature, and general hardening of TLS 1.3.

    There are cryptographic limits on the amount of plaintext which can be safely encrypted under a given set of keys.

    This change enforces those limits by triggering automatic key updates on TLS 1.3 connections.

    Own Id: OTP-15856

  • Add support for TLS 1.3 Session Tickets (stateful and stateless). This allows session resumption using keying material from a previous successful handshake.

    Own Id: OTP-16253

  • Add support for key exchange with Edward curves and PSS-RSA padding in signature verification.

    Own Id: OTP-16528

1.20  SSL 9.5.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Enhance error handling, all ALERTS shall be handled gracefully and not cause a crash.

    Own Id: OTP-16413 Aux Id: ERL-1136

  • Enhance alert logging, in some places the role indication of the alert origin was missing. So the log would say undefined instead of client or server.

    Own Id: OTP-16424

  • Two different optimizations did not work together and resulted in the possible breakage of connections using stream ciphers (that is RC4). Reworked the implementation to avoid this.

    Own Id: OTP-16426 Aux Id: ERL-1136

1.21  SSL 9.5.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix the handling of GREASE values sent by web browsers when establishing TLS 1.3 connections. This change improves handling of GREASE values in various protocol elements sent in a TLS 1.3 ClientHello.

    Own Id: OTP-16388 Aux Id: ERL-1130

  • Correct DTLS listen emulation, could cause problems with opening a new DTLS listen socket for a port previously used by a now closed DTLS listen socket.

    Own Id: OTP-16396 Aux Id: ERL-1118

1.22  SSL 9.5.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Add missing alert handling clause for TLS record handling. Could sometimes cause confusing error behaviors of TLS connections.

    Own Id: OTP-16357 Aux Id: ERL-1166

  • Fix handling of ssl:recv that happens during a renegotiation. Using the passive receive function ssl:recv/[2,3] during a renegotiation would fail the connection with unexpected msg.

    Own Id: OTP-16361

1.23  SSL 9.5

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Corrected CRL handling which could cause CRL verification to fail. This could happen when the CRL distribution point explicitly specifies the CRL issuer, that is not using the fallback.

    Own Id: OTP-16156 Aux Id: ERL-1030

  • Correct handling of unordered chains so that it works as expected

    Own Id: OTP-16293

  • Fix bug causing ssl application to crash when handshake is paused and ClientHello contains extensions for session resumption (psk_key_exchange_modes, pre_shared_key).

    Own Id: OTP-16295 Aux Id: ERL-1095

  • Fix connectivity problems with legacy servers when client is configured to support a range of protocol versions including TLS 1.3.

    Own Id: OTP-16303

Improvements and New Features

  • Improve session handling for TLS-1.3 compatibility mode and cleaner internal handling so that removal of old session data can be more efficient, hopefully mitigating problems with big session tables during heavy load.

    Own Id: OTP-15524 Aux Id: OTP-15352

  • Correct handling of DTLS listen socket emulation. Could cause failure to create new listen socket after process that owned previous listen socket died.

    Own Id: OTP-15809 Aux Id: ERL-917

  • Add detailed info in ALERT description when client does not send a requested cert.

    Own Id: OTP-16266

1.24  SSL 9.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Handling of zero size fragments in TLS could cause an infinite loop. This has now been corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-15328 Aux Id: ERIERL-379

  • DTLS record check needs to consider that a resent hello message can have a different version than the negotiated.

    Own Id: OTP-15807 Aux Id: ERL-920

Improvements and New Features

  • Basic support for TLS 1.3 Client for experimental use. For more information see the Standards Compliance chapter of the User's Guide.

    Own Id: OTP-15431

  • Correct solution for retaining tcp flow control OTP-15802 (ERL-934) as to not break ssl:recv as reported in (ERL-938)

    Own Id: OTP-15823 Aux Id: ERL-934, ERL-938

  • Enhance dialyzer specs to reflect implementation better and avoid dialyzer warnings for the user that wants to use TLS with unix domain sockets.

    Own Id: OTP-15851 Aux Id: PR-2235

  • Add support for ECDSA signature algorithms in TLS 1.3.

    Own Id: OTP-15854

  • Correct error handling of TLS downgrade, possible return values form ssl:close/2 when downgrading is {ok, Port} or {error, Reason}, it could happen that only ok was returned instead of {error, closed} when downgrade failed due to that the peer closed the TCP connection.

    Own Id: OTP-16027

1.25  SSL 9.3.5

Improvements and New Features

  • Enhance error handling for erroneous alerts from the peer.

    Own Id: OTP-15943

1.26  SSL 9.3.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix handling of certificate decoding problems in TLS 1.3 similarly as in TLS 1.2.

    Own Id: OTP-15900

  • Hibernation now works as expected in all cases, was accidently broken by optimization efforts.

    Own Id: OTP-15910

  • Fix interoperability problems with openssl when the TLS 1.3 server is configured wirh the option signature_algs_cert.

    Own Id: OTP-15913

1.27  SSL 9.3.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct handshake handling, might cause strange symptoms such as ASN.1 certificate decoding issues.

    Own Id: OTP-15879 Aux Id: ERL-968

  • Fix handling of the signature_algorithms_cert extension in the ClientHello handshake message.

    Own Id: OTP-15887 Aux Id: ERL-973

  • Handle new ClientHello extensions when handshake is paused by the {handshake, hello} ssl option.

    Own Id: OTP-15888 Aux Id: ERL-975

1.28  SSL 9.3.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Returned "alert error string" is now same as logged alert string

    Own Id: OTP-15844

  • Fix returned extension map fields to follow the documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-15862 Aux Id: ERL-951

  • Avoid DTLS crash due to missing gen_server return value in DTLS packet demux process.

    Own Id: OTP-15864 Aux Id: ERL-962

1.29  SSL 9.3.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Missing check of size of user_data_buffer made internal socket behave as an active socket instead of active N. This could cause memory problems.

    Own Id: OTP-15825 Aux Id: ERL-934, OTP-15823

1.30  SSL 9.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The distribution handshake with TLS distribution (inet_tls_dist) does now utilize the socket option {nodelay, true}, which decreases the distribution setup time significantly.

    Own Id: OTP-14792

  • Correct shutdown reason to avoid an incorrect crash report

    Own Id: OTP-15710 Aux Id: ERL-893

  • Enhance documentation and type specifications.

    Own Id: OTP-15746 Aux Id: ERIERL-333

Improvements and New Features

  • TLS-1.0, TLS-1.1 and DTLS-1.0 are now considered legacy and not supported by default

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-14865

  • Use new logger API in ssl. Introduce log levels and verbose debug logging for SSL.

    Own Id: OTP-15055

  • Add new API function str_to_suite/1, cipher_suites/3 (list cipher suites as rfc or OpenSSL name strings) and suite_to_openssl_str/1

    Own Id: OTP-15483 Aux Id: ERL-924

  • Basic support for TLS 1.3 Server for experimental use. The client is not yet functional, for more information see the Standards Compliance chapter of the User's Guide.

    Own Id: OTP-15591

  • Add support for PSK CCM ciphers from RFC 6655

    Own Id: OTP-15626

1.31  SSL 9.2.3.7

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Data deliver with ssl:recv/2,3 could fail for when using packet mode. This has been fixed by correcting the flow control handling of passive sockets when packet mode is used.

    Own Id: OTP-16764

1.32  SSL 9.2.3.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix timing bug that could cause ssl sockets to become unresponsive after an ssl:recv/3 call timed out

    Own Id: OTP-16619 Aux Id: ERL-1213

1.33  SSL 9.2.3.5

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Handling of zero size fragments in TLS could cause an infinite loop. This has now been corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-15328 Aux Id: ERIERL-379

1.34  SSL 9.2.3.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Hibernation now works as expected in all cases, was accidently broken by optimization efforts.

    Own Id: OTP-15910

1.35  SSL 9.2.3.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct handshake handling, might cause strange symptoms such as ASN.1 certificate decoding issues.

    Own Id: OTP-15879 Aux Id: ERL-968

1.36  SSL 9.2.3.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Returned "alert error string" is now same as logged alert string

    Own Id: OTP-15844

1.37  SSL 9.2.3.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct solution for retaining tcp flow control OTP-15802 (ERL-934) as to not break ssl:recv as reported in (ERL-938)

    Own Id: OTP-15823 Aux Id: ERL-934, ERL-938

1.38  SSL 9.2.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Missing check of size of user_data_buffer made internal socket behave as an active socket instead of active N. This could cause memory problems.

    Own Id: OTP-15802 Aux Id: ERL-934

Improvements and New Features

  • Back port of bug fix ERL-893 from OTP-22 and document enhancements that will solve dialyzer warnings for users of the ssl application.

    This change also affects public_key, eldap (and inet doc).

    Own Id: OTP-15785 Aux Id: ERL-929, ERL-893, PR-2215

1.39  SSL 9.2.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • With the default BEAST Mitigation strategy for TLS 1.0 an empty TLS fragment could be sent after a one-byte fragment. This glitch has been fixed.

    Own Id: OTP-15054 Aux Id: ERIERL-346

1.40  SSL 9.2.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The timeout for a passive receive was sometimes not cancelled and later caused a server crash. This bug has now been corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-14701 Aux Id: ERL-883, ERL-884

  • Add tag for passive message (active N) in cb_info to retain transport transparency.

    Own Id: OTP-15679 Aux Id: ERL-861

1.41  SSL 9.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix bug that an incorrect return value for gen_statem could be created when alert was a result of handling renegotiation info extension

    Own Id: OTP-15502

  • Correct check for 3des_ede_cbc, could cause ssl to claim to support 3des_ede_cbc when cryptolib does not.

    Own Id: OTP-15539

  • Improved DTLS error handling, avoids unexpected connection failure in rare cases.

    Own Id: OTP-15561

  • Corrected active once emulation bug that could cause the ssl_closed meassage to not be sent. Bug introduced by OTP-15449

    Own Id: OTP-15666 Aux Id: ERIERL-316,

Improvements and New Features

  • Add client option {reuse_session, SessionID::binary()} that can be used together with new option value {reuse_sessions, save}. This makes it possible to reuse a session from a specific connection establishment.

    Own Id: OTP-15369

  • The Reason part of of the error return from the functions connect and handshake has a better and documented format. This will sometimes differ from previous returned reasons, however those where only documented as term() and should for that reason not be relied on.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-15423

  • Refactor of state handling to improve TLS application data throughput and reduce CPU overhead

    Own Id: OTP-15445

  • The SSL code has been optimized in many small ways to reduce CPU load for encryption/decryption, especially for Erlang's distribution protocol over TLS.

    Own Id: OTP-15529

  • Add support for active N

    Own Id: OTP-15665 Aux Id: ERL-811, PR-2072

1.42  SSL 9.1.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix encoding of the SRP extension length field in ssl. The old encoding of the SRP extension length could cause interoperability problems with third party SSL implementations when SRP was used.

    Own Id: OTP-15477 Aux Id: ERL-790

  • Guarantee active once data delivery, handling TCP stream properly.

    Own Id: OTP-15504 Aux Id: ERL-371

  • Correct gen_statem returns for some error cases

    Own Id: OTP-15505

1.43  SSL 9.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed renegotiation bug. Client did not handle server initiated renegotiation correctly after rewrite to two connection processes, due to ERL-622 commit d87ac1c55188f5ba5cdf72384125d94d42118c18. This could manifest it self as a " bad_record_mac" alert.

    Also included are some optimizations

    Own Id: OTP-15489 Aux Id: ERL-308

1.44  SSL 9.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • PEM cache was not evicting expired entries due to due to timezone confusion.

    Own Id: OTP-15368

  • Make sure an error is returned if a "transport_accept socket" is used in some other call than ssl:handshake* or ssl:controlling_process

    Own Id: OTP-15384 Aux Id: ERL-756

  • Fix timestamp handling in the PEM-cache could cause entries to not be invalidated at the correct time.

    Own Id: OTP-15402

  • Extend check for undelivered data at closing, could under some circumstances fail to deliver all data that was actually received.

    Own Id: OTP-15412 Aux Id: ERL-731

  • Correct signature check for TLS-1.2 that allows different algorithms for signature of peer cert and peer cert key. Not all allowed combinations where accepted.

    Own Id: OTP-15415 Aux Id: ERL-763

  • Correct gen_statem return value, could cause renegotiation to fail.

    Own Id: OTP-15418 Aux Id: ERL-770

Improvements and New Features

  • Add engine support for RSA key exchange

    Own Id: OTP-15420 Aux Id: ERIERL-268

  • ssl now uses active n internally to boost performance. Old active once behavior can be restored by setting application variable see manual page for ssl application (man 6).

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-15449

1.45  SSL 9.0.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct alert handling with new TLS sender process, from ssl-9.0.2. CLOSE ALERTS could under some circumstances be encoded using an incorrect cipher state. This would cause the peer to regard them as unknown messages.

    Own Id: OTP-15337 Aux Id: ERL-738

  • Correct handling of socket packet option with new TLS sender process, from ssl-9.0.2. When changing the socket option {packet, 1|2|3|4} with ssl:setopts/2 the option must internally be propagated to the sender process as well as the reader process as this particular option also affects the data to be sent.

    Own Id: OTP-15348 Aux Id: ERL-747

1.46  SSL 9.0.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Use separate processes for sending and receiving application data for TLS connections to avoid potential deadlock that was most likely to occur when using TLS for Erlang distribution. Note does not change the API.

    Own Id: OTP-15122

  • Correct handling of empty server SNI extension

    Own Id: OTP-15168

  • Correct PSK cipher suite handling and add selected_cipher_suite to connection information

    Own Id: OTP-15172

  • Adopt to the fact that cipher suite sign restriction are relaxed in TLS-1.2

    Own Id: OTP-15173

  • Enhance error handling of non existing PEM files

    Own Id: OTP-15174

  • Correct close handling of transport accepted sockets in the error state

    Own Id: OTP-15216

  • Correct PEM cache to not add references to empty entries when PEM file does not exist.

    Own Id: OTP-15224

  • Correct handling of all PSK cipher suites

    Before only some PSK suites would be correctly negotiated and most PSK ciphers suites would fail the connection.

    Own Id: OTP-15285

Improvements and New Features

  • TLS will now try to order certificate chains if they appear to be unordered. That is prior to TLS 1.3, “certificate_list” ordering was required to be strict, however some implementations already allowed for some flexibility. For maximum compatibility, all implementations SHOULD be prepared to handle potentially extraneous certificates and arbitrary orderings from any TLS version.

    Own Id: OTP-12983

  • TLS will now try to reconstructed an incomplete certificate chains from its local CA-database and use that data for the certificate path validation. This especially makes sense for partial chains as then the peer might not send an intermediate CA as it is considered the trusted root in that case.

    Own Id: OTP-15060

  • Option keyfile defaults to certfile and should be trumped with key. This failed for engine keys.

    Own Id: OTP-15193

  • Error message improvement when own certificate has decoding issues, see also issue ERL-668.

    Own Id: OTP-15234

  • Correct dialyzer spec for key option

    Own Id: OTP-15281

1.47  SSL 9.0.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct cipher suite handling for ECDHE_*, the incorrect handling could cause an incorrrect suite to be selected and most likly fail the handshake.

    Own Id: OTP-15203

1.48  SSL 9.0

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct handling of ECDH suites.

    Own Id: OTP-14974

  • Proper handling of clients that choose to send an empty answer to a certificate request

    Own Id: OTP-15050

Improvements and New Features

  • Distribution over SSL (inet_tls) has, to improve performance, been rewritten to not use intermediate processes and ports.

    Own Id: OTP-14465

  • Add suport for ECDHE_PSK cipher suites

    Own Id: OTP-14547

  • For security reasons no longer support 3-DES cipher suites by default

    *** INCOMPATIBILITY with possibly ***

    Own Id: OTP-14768

  • For security reasons RSA-key exchange cipher suites are no longer supported by default

    *** INCOMPATIBILITY with possible ***

    Own Id: OTP-14769

  • The interoperability option to fallback to insecure renegotiation now has to be explicitly turned on.

    *** INCOMPATIBILITY with possibly ***

    Own Id: OTP-14789

  • Drop support for SSLv2 enabled clients. SSLv2 has been broken for decades and never supported by the Erlang SSL/TLS implementation. This option was by default disabled and enabling it has proved to sometimes break connections not using SSLv2 enabled clients.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-14824

  • Remove CHACHA20_POLY1305 ciphers form default for now. We have discovered interoperability problems, ERL-538, that we believe needs to be solved in crypto.

    *** INCOMPATIBILITY with possibly ***

    Own Id: OTP-14882

  • Generalize DTLS packet multiplexing to make it easier to add future DTLS features and uses.

    Own Id: OTP-14888

  • Use uri_string module instead of http_uri.

    Own Id: OTP-14902

  • The SSL distribution protocol -proto inet_tls has stopped setting the SSL option server_name_indication. New verify funs for client and server in inet_tls_dist has been added, not documented yet, that checks node name if present in peer certificate. Usage is still also yet to be documented.

    Own Id: OTP-14969 Aux Id: OTP-14465, ERL-598

  • Deprecate ssl:ssl_accept/[1,2,3] in favour of ssl:handshake/[1,2,3]

    Own Id: OTP-15056

  • Customizes the hostname verification of the peer certificate, as different protocols that use TLS such as HTTP or LDAP may want to do it differently

    Own Id: OTP-15102 Aux Id: ERL-542, OTP-14962

  • Add utility function for converting erlang cipher suites to a string represenation (ERL-600).

    Own Id: OTP-15106

  • First version with support for DTLS

    Own Id: OTP-15142

1.49  SSL 8.2.6.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Add engine support for RSA key exchange

    Own Id: OTP-15420

1.50  SSL 8.2.6.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Extend check for undelivered data at closing, could under some circumstances fail to deliverd all data that was acctualy recivied.

    Own Id: OTP-15412

1.51  SSL 8.2.6.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct handling of empty server SNI extension

    Own Id: OTP-15168

  • Correct cipher suite handling for ECDHE_*, the incorrect handling could cause an incorrrect suite to be selected and most likly fail the handshake.

    Own Id: OTP-15203

1.52  SSL 8.2.6.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Improve cipher suite handling correcting ECC and TLS-1.2 requierments. Backport of solution for ERL-641

    Own Id: OTP-15178

Improvements and New Features

  • Option keyfile defaults to certfile and should be trumped with key. This failed for engine keys.

    Own Id: OTP-15193

1.53  SSL 8.2.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Proper handling of clients that choose to send an empty answer to a certificate request

    Own Id: OTP-15050

1.54  SSL 8.2.5

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix filter function to not incorrectly exclude AEAD cipher suites

    Own Id: OTP-14981

1.55  SSL 8.2.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Optimization of bad merge conflict resolution causing dubble decode

    Own Id: OTP-14843

  • Restore error propagation to OTP-19.3 behaviour, in OTP-20.2 implementation adjustments to gen_statem needed some further adjustments to avoid a race condition. This could cause a TLS server to not always report file path errors correctly.

    Own Id: OTP-14852

  • Corrected RC4 suites listing function to regard TLS version

    Own Id: OTP-14871

  • Fix alert handling so that unexpected messages are logged and alerted correctly

    Own Id: OTP-14919

  • Correct handling of anonymous cipher suites

    Own Id: OTP-14952

Improvements and New Features

  • Added new API functions to facilitate cipher suite handling

    Own Id: OTP-14760

  • Correct TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV handling so that this special flag suite is always placed last in the cipher suite list in accordance with the specs. Also make sure this functionality is used in DTLS.

    Own Id: OTP-14828

  • Add TLS record version sanity check for early as possible error detection and consistency in ALERT codes generated

    Own Id: OTP-14892

1.56  SSL 8.2.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Packet options cannot be supported for unreliable transports, that is, packet option for DTLS over udp will not be supported.

    Own Id: OTP-14664

  • Ensure data delivery before close if possible. This fix is related to fix in PR-1479.

    Own Id: OTP-14794

Improvements and New Features

  • The crypto API is extended to use private/public keys stored in an Engine for sign/verify or encrypt/decrypt operations.

    The ssl application provides an API to use this new engine concept in TLS.

    Own Id: OTP-14448

  • Implemented renegotiation for DTLS

    Own Id: OTP-14563

  • A new command line option -ssl_dist_optfile has been added to facilitate specifying the many options needed when using SSL as the distribution protocol.

    Own Id: OTP-14657

1.57  SSL 8.2.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • TLS sessions must be registered with SNI if provided, so that sessions where client hostname verification would fail cannot connect reusing a session created when the server name verification succeeded.

    Own Id: OTP-14632

  • An erlang TLS server configured with cipher suites using rsa key exchange, may be vulnerable to an Adaptive Chosen Ciphertext attack (AKA Bleichenbacher attack) against RSA, which when exploited, may result in plaintext recovery of encrypted messages and/or a Man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack, despite the attacker not having gained access to the server’s private key itself. CVE-2017-1000385

    Exploiting this vulnerability to perform plaintext recovery of encrypted messages will, in most practical cases, allow an attacker to read the plaintext only after the session has completed. Only TLS sessions established using RSA key exchange are vulnerable to this attack.

    Exploiting this vulnerability to conduct a MiTM attack requires the attacker to complete the initial attack, which may require thousands of server requests, during the handshake phase of the targeted session within the window of the configured handshake timeout. This attack may be conducted against any TLS session using RSA signatures, but only if cipher suites using RSA key exchange are also enabled on the server. The limited window of opportunity, limitations in bandwidth, and latency make this attack significantly more difficult to execute.

    RSA key exchange is enabled by default although least prioritized if server order is honored. For such a cipher suite to be chosen it must also be supported by the client and probably the only shared cipher suite.

    Captured TLS sessions encrypted with ephemeral cipher suites (DHE or ECDHE) are not at risk for subsequent decryption due to this vulnerability.

    As a workaround if default cipher suite configuration was used you can configure the server to not use vulnerable suites with the ciphers option like this:

    {ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,Suite) =/= rsa]}

    that is your code will look somethingh like this:

    ssl:listen(Port, [{ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,S) =/= rsa]} | Options]).

    Thanks to Hanno Böck, Juraj Somorovsky and Craig Young for reporting this vulnerability.

    Own Id: OTP-14748

Improvements and New Features

  • If no SNI is available and the hostname is an IP-address also check for IP-address match. This check is not as good as a DNS hostname check and certificates using IP-address are not recommended.

    Own Id: OTP-14655

1.58  SSL 8.2.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Max session table works correctly again

    Own Id: OTP-14556

Improvements and New Features

  • Customize alert handling for DTLS over UDP to mitigate DoS attacks

    Own Id: OTP-14078

  • Improved error propagation and reports

    Own Id: OTP-14236

1.59  SSL 8.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • ECDH-ECDSA key exchange supported, was accidently dismissed in earlier versions.

    Own Id: OTP-14421

  • Correct close semantics for active once connections. This was a timing dependent bug the resulted in the close message not always reaching the ssl user process.

    Own Id: OTP-14443

Improvements and New Features

  • TLS-1.2 clients will now always send hello messages on its own format, as opposed to earlier versions that will send the hello on the lowest supported version, this is a change supported by the latest RFC.

    This will make interoperability with some newer servers smoother. Potentially, but unlikely, this could cause a problem with older servers if they do not adhere to the RFC and ignore unknown extensions.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-13820

  • Allow Erlang/OTP to use OpenSSL in FIPS-140 mode, in order to satisfy specific security requirements (mostly by different parts of the US federal government).

    See the new crypto users guide "FIPS mode" chapter about building and using the FIPS support which is disabled by default.

    (Thanks to dszoboszlay and legoscia)

    Own Id: OTP-13921 Aux Id: PR-1180

  • Implemented DTLS cookie generation, required by spec, instead of using a hardcoded value.

    Own Id: OTP-14076

  • Implement sliding window replay protection of DTLS records.

    Own Id: OTP-14077

  • TLS client processes will by default call public_key:pkix_verify_hostname/2 to verify the hostname of the connection with the server certificates specified hostname during certificate path validation. The user may explicitly disables it. Also if the hostname cannot be derived from the first argument to connect or is not supplied by the server name indication option, the check will not be performed.

    Own Id: OTP-14197

  • Extend connection_information/[1,2] . The values session_id, master_secret, client_random and server_random can no be accessed by connection_information/2. Note only session_id will be added to connection_information/1. The rational is that values concerning the connection security should have to be explicitly requested.

    Own Id: OTP-14291

  • Chacha cipher suites are currently not tested enough to be most preferred ones

    Own Id: OTP-14382

  • Basic support for DTLS that been tested together with OpenSSL.

    Test by providing the option {protocol, dtls} to the ssl API functions connect and listen.

    Own Id: OTP-14388

1.60  SSL 8.1.3.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix alert handling so that unexpected messages are logged and alerted correctly

    Own Id: OTP-14929

1.61  SSL 8.1.3.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • An erlang TLS server configured with cipher suites using rsa key exchange, may be vulnerable to an Adaptive Chosen Ciphertext attack (AKA Bleichenbacher attack) against RSA, which when exploited, may result in plaintext recovery of encrypted messages and/or a Man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack, despite the attacker not having gained access to the server’s private key itself. CVE-2017-1000385

    Exploiting this vulnerability to perform plaintext recovery of encrypted messages will, in most practical cases, allow an attacker to read the plaintext only after the session has completed. Only TLS sessions established using RSA key exchange are vulnerable to this attack.

    Exploiting this vulnerability to conduct a MiTM attack requires the attacker to complete the initial attack, which may require thousands of server requests, during the handshake phase of the targeted session within the window of the configured handshake timeout. This attack may be conducted against any TLS session using RSA signatures, but only if cipher suites using RSA key exchange are also enabled on the server. The limited window of opportunity, limitations in bandwidth, and latency make this attack significantly more difficult to execute.

    RSA key exchange is enabled by default although least prioritized if server order is honored. For such a cipher suite to be chosen it must also be supported by the client and probably the only shared cipher suite.

    Captured TLS sessions encrypted with ephemeral cipher suites (DHE or ECDHE) are not at risk for subsequent decryption due to this vulnerability.

    As a workaround if default cipher suite configuration was used you can configure the server to not use vulnerable suites with the ciphers option like this:

    {ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,Suite) =/= rsa]}

    that is your code will look somethingh like this:

    ssl:listen(Port, [{ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,S) =/= rsa]} | Options]).

    Thanks to Hanno Böck, Juraj Somorovsky and Craig Young for reporting this vulnerability.

    Own Id: OTP-14748

1.62  SSL 8.1.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Remove debug printout

    Own Id: OTP-14396

1.63  SSL 8.1.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct active once emulation, for TLS. Now all data received by the connection process will be delivered through active once, even when the active once arrives after that the gen_tcp socket is closed by the peer.

    Own Id: OTP-14300

1.64  SSL 8.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Corrected termination behavior, that caused a PEM cache bug and sometimes resulted in connection failures.

    Own Id: OTP-14100

  • Fix bug that could hang ssl connection processes when failing to require more data for very large handshake packages. Add option max_handshake_size to mitigate DoS attacks.

    Own Id: OTP-14138

  • Improved support for CRL handling that could fail to work as intended when an id-ce-extKeyUsage was present in the certificate. Also improvements where needed to distributionpoint handling so that all revocations actually are found and not deemed to be not determinable.

    Own Id: OTP-14141

  • A TLS handshake might accidentally match old sslv2 format and ssl application would incorrectly aborted TLS handshake with ssl_v2_client_hello_no_supported. Parsing was altered to avoid this problem.

    Own Id: OTP-14222

  • Correct default cipher list to prefer AES 128 before 3DES

    Own Id: OTP-14235

Improvements and New Features

  • Move PEM cache to a dedicated process, to avoid making the SSL manager process a bottleneck. This improves scalability of TLS connections.

    Own Id: OTP-13874

1.65  SSL 8.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • List of possible anonymous suites, never supported by default, where incorrect for some TLS versions.

    Own Id: OTP-13926

Improvements and New Features

  • Experimental version of DTLS. It is runnable but not complete and cannot be considered reliable for production usage.

    Own Id: OTP-12982

  • Add API options to handle ECC curve selection.

    Own Id: OTP-13959

1.66  SSL 8.0.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • A timing related bug in event handling could cause interoperability problems between an erlang TLS server and some TLS clients, especially noticed with Firefox as TLS client.

    Own Id: OTP-13917

  • Correct ECC curve selection, the error could cause the default to always be selected.

    Own Id: OTP-13918

1.67  SSL 8.0.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correctly formed handshake messages received out of order will now correctly fail the connection with unexpected message.

    Own Id: OTP-13853

  • Correct handling of signature algorithm selection

    Own Id: OTP-13711

Improvements and New Features

  • ssl application now behaves gracefully also on partially incorrect input from peer.

    Own Id: OTP-13834

  • Add application environment configuration bypass_pem_cache. This can be used as a workaround for the current implementation of the PEM-cache that has proven to be a bottleneck.

    Own Id: OTP-13883

1.68  SSL 8.0.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The TLS/SSL protocol version selection for the SSL server has been corrected to follow RFC 5246 Appendix E.1 especially in case where the list of supported versions has gaps. Now the server selects the highest protocol version it supports that is not higher than what the client supports.

    Own Id: OTP-13753 Aux Id: seq13150

1.69  SSL 8.0

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Server now rejects, a not requested client cert, as an incorrect handshake message and ends the connection.

    Own Id: OTP-13651

Improvements and New Features

  • Remove default support for DES cipher suites

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-13195

  • Deprecate the function crypto:rand_bytes and make sure that crypto:strong_rand_bytes is used in all places that are cryptographically significant.

    Own Id: OTP-13214

  • Better error handling of user error during TLS upgrade. ERL-69 is solved by gen_statem rewrite of ssl application.

    Own Id: OTP-13255

  • Provide user friendly error message when crypto rejects a key

    Own Id: OTP-13256

  • Add ssl:getstat/1 and ssl:getstat/2

    Own Id: OTP-13415

  • TLS distribution connections now allow specifying the options verify_fun, crl_check and crl_cache. See the documentation. GitHub pull req #956 contributed by Magnus Henoch.

    Own Id: OTP-13429 Aux Id: Pull#956

  • Remove confusing error message when closing a distributed erlang node running over TLS

    Own Id: OTP-13431

  • Remove default support for use of md5 in TLS 1.2 signature algorithms

    Own Id: OTP-13463

  • ssl now uses gen_statem instead of gen_fsm to implement the ssl connection process, this solves some timing issues in addition to making the code more intuitive as the behaviour can be used cleanly instead of having a lot of workaround for shortcomings of the behaviour.

    Own Id: OTP-13464

  • Phase out interoperability with clients that offer SSLv2. By default they are no longer supported, but an option to provide interoperability is offered.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-13465

  • OpenSSL has functions to generate short (eight hex digits) hashes of issuers of certificates and CRLs. These hashes are used by the "c_rehash" script to populate directories of CA certificates and CRLs, e.g. in the Apache web server. Add functionality to let an Erlang program find the right CRL for a given certificate in such a directory.

    Own Id: OTP-13530

  • Some legacy TLS 1.0 software does not tolerate the 1/n-1 content split BEAST mitigation technique. Add a beast_mitigation SSL option (defaulting to one_n_minus_one) to select or disable the BEAST mitigation technique.

    Own Id: OTP-13629

  • Enhance error log messages to facilitate for users to understand the error

    Own Id: OTP-13632

  • Increased default DH params to 2048-bit

    Own Id: OTP-13636

  • Propagate CRL unknown CA error so that public_key validation process continues correctly and determines what should happen.

    Own Id: OTP-13656

  • Introduce a flight concept for handshake packages. This is a preparation for enabling DTLS, however it can also have a positive effects for TLS on slow and unreliable networks.

    Own Id: OTP-13678

1.70  SSL 7.3.3.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • An erlang TLS server configured with cipher suites using rsa key exchange, may be vulnerable to an Adaptive Chosen Ciphertext attack (AKA Bleichenbacher attack) against RSA, which when exploited, may result in plaintext recovery of encrypted messages and/or a Man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack, despite the attacker not having gained access to the server’s private key itself. CVE-2017-1000385

    Exploiting this vulnerability to perform plaintext recovery of encrypted messages will, in most practical cases, allow an attacker to read the plaintext only after the session has completed. Only TLS sessions established using RSA key exchange are vulnerable to this attack.

    Exploiting this vulnerability to conduct a MiTM attack requires the attacker to complete the initial attack, which may require thousands of server requests, during the handshake phase of the targeted session within the window of the configured handshake timeout. This attack may be conducted against any TLS session using RSA signatures, but only if cipher suites using RSA key exchange are also enabled on the server. The limited window of opportunity, limitations in bandwidth, and latency make this attack significantly more difficult to execute.

    RSA key exchange is enabled by default although least prioritized if server order is honored. For such a cipher suite to be chosen it must also be supported by the client and probably the only shared cipher suite.

    Captured TLS sessions encrypted with ephemeral cipher suites (DHE or ECDHE) are not at risk for subsequent decryption due to this vulnerability.

    As a workaround if default cipher suite configuration was used you can configure the server to not use vulnerable suites with the ciphers option like this:

    {ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,Suite) =/= rsa]}

    that is your code will look somethingh like this:

    ssl:listen(Port, [{ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,S) =/= rsa]} | Options]).

    Thanks to Hanno Böck, Juraj Somorovsky and Craig Young for reporting this vulnerability.

    Own Id: OTP-14748

1.71  SSL 7.3.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct ssl:prf/5 to use the negotiated cipher suite's prf function in ssl:prf/5 instead of the default prf.

    Own Id: OTP-13546

  • Timeouts may have the value 0, guards have been corrected to allow this

    Own Id: OTP-13635

  • Change of internal handling of hash sign pairs as the used one enforced to much restrictions making some valid combinations unavailable.

    Own Id: OTP-13670

SSL 7.3.3.0.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions
  • An erlang TLS server configured with cipher suites using rsa key exchange, may be vulnerable to an Adaptive Chosen Ciphertext attack (AKA Bleichenbacher attack) against RSA, which when exploited, may result in plaintext recovery of encrypted messages and/or a Man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack, despite the attacker not having gained access to the server’s private key itself. CVE-2017-1000385

    Exploiting this vulnerability to perform plaintext recovery of encrypted messages will, in most practical cases, allow an attacker to read the plaintext only after the session has completed. Only TLS sessions established using RSA key exchange are vulnerable to this attack.

    Exploiting this vulnerability to conduct a MiTM attack requires the attacker to complete the initial attack, which may require thousands of server requests, during the handshake phase of the targeted session within the window of the configured handshake timeout. This attack may be conducted against any TLS session using RSA signatures, but only if cipher suites using RSA key exchange are also enabled on the server. The limited window of opportunity, limitations in bandwidth, and latency make this attack significantly more difficult to execute.

    RSA key exchange is enabled by default although least prioritized if server order is honored. For such a cipher suite to be chosen it must also be supported by the client and probably the only shared cipher suite.

    Captured TLS sessions encrypted with ephemeral cipher suites (DHE or ECDHE) are not at risk for subsequent decryption due to this vulnerability.

    As a workaround if default cipher suite configuration was used you can configure the server to not use vulnerable suites with the ciphers option like this:

    {ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,Suite) =/= rsa]}

    that is your code will look somethingh like this:

    ssl:listen(Port, [{ciphers, [Suite || Suite <- ssl:cipher_suites(), element(1,S) =/= rsa]} | Options]).

    Thanks to Hanno Böck, Juraj Somorovsky and Craig Young for reporting this vulnerability.

    Own Id: OTP-14748

Improvements and New Features

  • Create a little randomness in sending of session invalidation messages, to mitigate load when whole table is invalidated.

    Own Id: OTP-13490

1.72  SSL 7.3.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct cipher suites conversion and gaurd expression. Caused problems with GCM cipher suites and client side option to set signature_algorithms extention values.

    Own Id: OTP-13525

1.73  SSL 7.3.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Corrections to cipher suite handling using the 3 and 4 tuple format in addition to commit 89d7e21cf4ae988c57c8ef047bfe85127875c70c

    Own Id: OTP-13511

Improvements and New Features

  • Make values for the TLS-1.2 signature_algorithms extension configurable

    Own Id: OTP-13261

1.74  SSL 7.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Make sure there is only one poller validator at a time for validating the session cache.

    Own Id: OTP-13185

  • A timing related issue could cause ssl to hang, especially happened with newer versions of OpenSSL in combination with ECC ciphers.

    Own Id: OTP-13253

  • Work around a race condition in the TLS distribution start.

    Own Id: OTP-13268

  • Big handshake messages are now correctly fragmented in the TLS record layer.

    Own Id: OTP-13306

  • Improve portability of ECC tests in Crypto and SSL for "exotic" OpenSSL versions.

    Own Id: OTP-13311

  • Certificate extensions marked as critical are ignored when using verify_none

    Own Id: OTP-13377

  • If a certificate doesn't contain a CRL Distribution Points extension, and the relevant CRL is not in the cache, and the crl_check option is not set to best_effort , the revocation check should fail.

    Own Id: OTP-13378

  • Enable TLS distribution over IPv6

    Own Id: OTP-13391

Improvements and New Features

  • Improve error reporting for TLS distribution

    Own Id: OTP-13219

  • Include options from connect, listen and accept in connection_information/1,2

    Own Id: OTP-13232

  • Allow adding extra options for outgoing TLS distribution connections, as supported for plain TCP connections.

    Own Id: OTP-13285

  • Use loopback as server option in TLS-distribution module

    Own Id: OTP-13300

  • Verify certificate signature against original certificate binary.

    This avoids bugs due to encoding errors when re-encoding a decode certificate. As there exists several decode step and using of different ASN.1 specification this is a risk worth avoiding.

    Own Id: OTP-13334

  • Use application:ensure_all_started/2 instead of hard-coding dependencies

    Own Id: OTP-13363

1.75  SSL 7.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Honor distribution port range options

    Own Id: OTP-12838

  • Correct supervisor specification in TLS distribution.

    Own Id: OTP-13134

  • Correct cache timeout

    Own Id: OTP-13141

  • Avoid crash and restart of ssl process when key file does not exist.

    Own Id: OTP-13144

  • Enable passing of raw socket options on the format {raw,_,_,_} to the underlying socket.

    Own Id: OTP-13166

  • Hibernation with small or a zero timeout will now work as expected

    Own Id: OTP-13189

Improvements and New Features

  • Add upper limit for session cache, configurable on ssl application level.

    If upper limit is reached, invalidate the current cache entries, e.i the session lifetime is the max time a session will be keept, but it may be invalidated earlier if the max limit for the table is reached. This will keep the ssl manager process well behaved, not exhusting memeory. Invalidating the entries will incrementally empty the cache to make room for fresh sessions entries.

    Own Id: OTP-12392

  • Use new time functions to measure passed time.

    Own Id: OTP-12457

  • Improved error handling in TLS distribution

    Own Id: OTP-13142

  • Distribution over TLS now honors the nodelay distribution flag

    Own Id: OTP-13143

1.76  SSL 7.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Add DER encoded ECPrivateKey as valid input format for key option.

    Own Id: OTP-12974

  • Correct return value of default session callback module

    This error had the symptom that the client check for unique session would always fail, potentially making the client session table grow a lot and causing long setup times.

    Own Id: OTP-12980

Improvements and New Features

  • Add possibility to downgrade an SSL/TLS connection to a tcp connection, and give back the socket control to a user process.

    This also adds the possibility to specify a timeout to the ssl:close function.

    Own Id: OTP-11397

  • Add application setting to be able to change fatal alert shutdown timeout, also shorten the default timeout. The fatal alert timeout is the number of milliseconds between sending of a fatal alert and closing the connection. Waiting a little while improves the peers chances to properly receiving the alert so it may shutdown gracefully.

    Own Id: OTP-12832

1.77  SSL 7.0

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Ignore signature_algorithm (TLS 1.2 extension) sent to TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 server

    Own Id: OTP-12670

  • Improve error handling in TLS distribution module to avoid lingering sockets.

    Own Id: OTP-12799 Aux Id: Tom Briden

  • Add option {client_renegotiation, boolean()} option to the server-side of the SSL application.

    Own Id: OTP-12815

Improvements and New Features

  • Add new API functions to handle CRL-verification

    Own Id: OTP-10362 Aux Id: kunagi-215 [126]

  • Remove default support for SSL-3.0, due to Poodle vunrability in protocol specification.

    Add padding check for TLS-1.0 to remove Poodle vunrability from TLS 1.0, also add the option padding_check. This option only affects TLS-1.0 connections and if set to false it disables the block cipher padding check to be able to interoperate with legacy software.

    Remove default support for RC4 cipher suites, as they are consider too weak.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-12390

  • Add support for TLS ALPN (Application-Layer Protocol Negotiation) extension.

    Own Id: OTP-12580

  • Add SNI (Server Name Indication) support for the server side.

    Own Id: OTP-12736

1.78  SSL 6.0.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Gracefully ignore proprietary hash_sign algorithms

    Own Id: OTP-12829

1.79  SSL 6.0.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Terminate gracefully when receving bad input to premaster secret calculation

    Own Id: OTP-12783

1.80  SSL 6.0

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Exclude self-signed trusted anchor certificates from certificate prospective certification path according to RFC 3280.

    This will avoid some unnecessary certificate processing.

    Own Id: OTP-12449

Improvements and New Features

  • Separate client and server session cache internally.

    Avoid session table growth when client starts many connections in such a manner that many connections are started before session reuse is possible. Only save a new session in client if there is no equivalent session already stored.

    Own Id: OTP-11365

  • The PEM cache is now validated by a background process, instead of always keeping it if it is small enough and clearing it otherwise. That strategy required that small caches where cleared by API function if a file changes on disk.

    However export the API function to clear the cache as it may still be useful.

    Own Id: OTP-12391

  • Add padding check for TLS-1.0 to remove Poodle vulnerability from TLS 1.0, also add the option padding_check. This option only affects TLS-1.0 connections and if set to false it disables the block cipher padding check to be able to interoperate with legacy software.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-12420

  • Add support for TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV used to prevent undesired TLS version downgrades. If used by a client that is vulnerable to the POODLE attack, and the server also supports TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV, the attack can be prevented.

    Own Id: OTP-12458

1.81  SSL 5.3.8

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Make sure the clean rule for ssh, ssl, eunit and otp_mibs actually removes generated files.

    Own Id: OTP-12200

Improvements and New Features

  • Change code to reflect that state data may be secret to avoid breaking dialyzer contracts.

    Own Id: OTP-12341

1.82  SSL 5.3.7

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Handle the fact that servers may send an empty SNI extension to the client.

    Own Id: OTP-12198

1.83  SSL 5.3.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Corrected handling of ECC certificates, there where several small issues with the handling of such certificates in the ssl and public_key application. Now ECC signed ECC certificates shall work and not only RSA signed ECC certificates.

    Own Id: OTP-12026

  • Check that the certificate chain ends with a trusted ROOT CA e.i. a self-signed certificate, but provide an option partial_chain to enable the application to define an intermediat CA as trusted.

    Own Id: OTP-12149

Improvements and New Features

  • Add decode functions for SNI (Server Name Indication)

    Own Id: OTP-12048

1.84  SSL 5.3.5

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • ssl:recv now returns {error, einval} if applied to a non passive socket, the same as gen_tcp:recv.

    Thanks to Danil Zagoskin for reporting this issue

    Own Id: OTP-11878

  • Corrected handling of default values for signature_algorithms extension in TLS-1.2 and corresponding values used in previous versions that does not support this extension.

    Thanks to Danil Zagoskin

    Own Id: OTP-11886

  • Handle socket option inheritance when pooling of accept sockets is used

    Own Id: OTP-11897

  • Make sure that the list of versions, possibly supplied in the versions option, is not order dependent.

    Thanks to Ransom Richardson for reporting this issue

    Own Id: OTP-11912

  • Reject connection if the next_protocol message is sent twice.

    Own Id: OTP-11926

  • Correct options handling when ssl:ssl_accept/3 is called with new ssl options after calling ssl:listen/2

    Own Id: OTP-11950

Improvements and New Features

  • Gracefully handle unknown alerts

    Thanks to Atul Atri for reporting this issue

    Own Id: OTP-11874

  • Gracefully ignore cipher suites sent by client not supported by the SSL/TLS version that the client has negotiated.

    Thanks to Danil Zagoskin for reporting this issue

    Own Id: OTP-11875

  • Gracefully handle structured garbage, i.e a client sends some garbage in a ssl record instead of a valid fragment.

    Thanks to Danil Zagoskin

    Own Id: OTP-11880

  • Gracefully handle invalid alerts

    Own Id: OTP-11890

  • Generalize handling of default ciphers

    Thanks to Andreas Schultz

    Own Id: OTP-11966

  • Make sure change cipher spec is correctly handled

    Own Id: OTP-11975

1.85  SSL 5.3.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix incorrect dialyzer spec and types, also enhance documentation.

    Thanks to Ayaz Tuncer.

    Own Id: OTP-11627

  • Fix possible mismatch between SSL/TLS version and default ciphers. Could happen when you specified SSL/TLS-version in optionlist to listen or accept.

    Own Id: OTP-11712

  • Application upgrade (appup) files are corrected for the following applications:

    asn1, common_test, compiler, crypto, debugger, dialyzer, edoc, eldap, erl_docgen, et, eunit, gs, hipe, inets, observer, odbc, os_mon, otp_mibs, parsetools, percept, public_key, reltool, runtime_tools, ssh, syntax_tools, test_server, tools, typer, webtool, wx, xmerl

    A new test utility for testing appup files is added to test_server. This is now used by most applications in OTP.

    (Thanks to Tobias Schlager)

    Own Id: OTP-11744

Improvements and New Features

  • Moved elliptic curve definition from the crypto NIF/OpenSSL into Erlang code, adds the RFC-5639 brainpool curves and makes TLS use them (RFC-7027).

    Thanks to Andreas Schultz

    Own Id: OTP-11578

  • Unicode adaptations

    Own Id: OTP-11620

  • Added option honor_cipher_order. This instructs the server to prefer its own cipher ordering rather than the client's and can help protect against things like BEAST while maintaining compatability with clients which only support older ciphers.

    Thanks to Andrew Thompson for the implementation, and Andreas Schultz for the test cases.

    Own Id: OTP-11621

  • Replace boolean checking in validate_option with is_boolean guard.

    Thanks to Andreas Schultz.

    Own Id: OTP-11634

  • Some function specs are corrected or moved and some edoc comments are corrected in order to allow use of edoc. (Thanks to Pierre Fenoll)

    Own Id: OTP-11702

  • Correct clean up of certificate database when certs are inputed in pure DER format.The incorrect code could cause a memory leek when certs where inputed in DER. Thanks to Bernard Duggan for reporting this.

    Own Id: OTP-11733

  • Improved documentation of the cacertfile option

    Own Id: OTP-11759 Aux Id: seq12535

  • Avoid next protocol negotiation failure due to incorrect option format.

    Own Id: OTP-11760

  • Handle v1 CRLs, with no extensions and fixes issues with IDP (Issuing Distribution Point) comparison during CRL validation.

    Thanks to Andrew Thompson

    Own Id: OTP-11761

  • Server now ignores client ECC curves that it does not support instead of crashing.

    Thanks to Danil Zagoskin for reporting the issue and suggesting a solution.

    Own Id: OTP-11780

  • Handle SNI (Server Name Indication) alert unrecognized_name and gracefully deal with unexpected alerts.

    Thanks to Masatake Daimon for reporting this.

    Own Id: OTP-11815

  • Add possibility to specify ssl options when calling ssl:ssl_accept

    Own Id: OTP-11837

1.86  SSL 5.3.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Add missing validation of the server_name_indication option and test for its explicit use. It was not possible to set or disable the default server_name_indication as the validation of the option was missing.

    Own Id: OTP-11567

  • Elliptic curve selection in server mode now properly selects a curve suggested by the client, if possible, and the fallback alternative is changed to a more widely supported curve.

    Own Id: OTP-11575

  • Bug in the TLS hello extension handling caused the server to behave as it did not understand secure renegotiation.

    Own Id: OTP-11595

1.87  SSL 5.3.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Honors the clients advertised support of elliptic curves and no longer sends incorrect elliptic curve extension in server hello.

    Own Id: OTP-11370

  • Fix initialization of DTLS fragment reassembler, in previously contributed code, for future support of DTLS . Thanks to Andreas Schultz.

    Own Id: OTP-11376

  • Corrected type error in client_preferred_next_protocols documentation. Thanks to Julien Barbot.

    Own Id: OTP-11457

Improvements and New Features

  • TLS code has been refactored to prepare for future DTLS support. Also some DTLS code is in place but not yet runnable, some of it contributed by Andreas Schultz and some of it written by the OTP team. Thanks to to Andreas for his participation.

    Own Id: OTP-11292

  • Remove extraneous dev debug code left in the close function. Thanks to Ken Key.

    Own Id: OTP-11447

  • Add SSL Server Name Indication (SNI) client support. Thanks to Julien Barbot.

    Own Id: OTP-11460

1.88  SSL 5.3.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Setopts during renegotiation caused the renegotiation to be unsuccessful.

    If calling setopts during a renegotiation the FSM state might change during the handling of the setopts messages, this is now handled correctly.

    Own Id: OTP-11228

  • Now handles signature_algorithm field in digitally_signed properly with proper defaults. Prior to this change some elliptic curve cipher suites could fail reporting the error "bad certificate".

    Own Id: OTP-11229

  • The code emulating the inet header option was changed in the belief that it made it inet compatible. However the testing is a bit hairy as the inet option is actually broken, now the tests are corrected and the header option should work in the same broken way as inet again, preferably use the bitsyntax instead.

    Own Id: OTP-11230

Improvements and New Features

  • Make the ssl manager name for erlang distribution over SSL/TLS relative to the module name of the ssl_manager.

    This can be beneficial when making tools that rename modules for internal processing in the tool.

    Own Id: OTP-11255

  • Add documentation regarding log_alert option.

    Own Id: OTP-11271

1.89  SSL 5.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Honor the versions option to ssl:connect and ssl:listen.

    Own Id: OTP-10905

  • Next protocol negotiation with reused sessions will now succeed

    Own Id: OTP-10909

Improvements and New Features

  • Add support for PSK (Pre Shared Key) and SRP (Secure Remote Password) cipher suites, thanks to Andreas Schultz.

    Own Id: OTP-10450 Aux Id: kunagi-269 [180]

  • Fix SSL Next Protocol Negotiation documentation. Thanks to Julien Barbot.

    Own Id: OTP-10955

  • Fix ssl_connection to support reading proxy/chain certificates. Thanks to Valentin Kuznetsov.

    Own Id: OTP-10980

  • Integrate elliptic curve contribution from Andreas Schultz

    In order to be able to support elliptic curve cipher suites in SSL/TLS, additions to handle elliptic curve infrastructure has been added to public_key and crypto.

    This also has resulted in a rewrite of the crypto API to gain consistency and remove unnecessary overhead. All OTP applications using crypto has been updated to use the new API.

    Impact: Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) offers equivalent security with smaller key sizes than other public key algorithms. Smaller key sizes result in savings for power, memory, bandwidth, and computational cost that make ECC especially attractive for constrained environments.

    Own Id: OTP-11009

1.90  SSL 5.2.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Transport callback handling is changed so that gen_tcp is treated as a special case where inet will be called directly for functions such as setopts, as gen_tcp does not have its own setopts. This will enable users to use the transport callback for other customizations such as websockets.

    Own Id: OTP-10847

  • Follow up to OTP-10451 solved in ssl-5.2 R16A. Make sure format_error return good strings. Replace confusing legacy atoms with more descriptive atoms.

    Own Id: OTP-10864

1.91  SSL 5.1.2.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Make log_alert configurable as option in ssl, SSLLogLevel added as option to inets conf file

    Own Id: OTP-11259

1.92  SSL 5.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • SSL: TLS 1.2, advertise sha224 support, thanks to Andreas Schultz.

    Own Id: OTP-10586

  • If an ssl server is restarted with new options and a client tries to reuse a session the server must make sure that it complies to the new options before agreeing to reuse it.

    Own Id: OTP-10595

  • Now handles cleaning of CA-certificate database correctly so that there will be no memory leek, bug was introduced in ssl- 5.1 when changing implementation to increase parallel execution.

    Impact: Improved memory usage, especially if you have many different certificates and upgrade tcp-connections to TLS-connections.

    Own Id: OTP-10710

Improvements and New Features

  • Support Next Protocol Negotiation in TLS, thanks to Ben Murphy for the contribution.

    Impact: Could give performance benefit if used as it saves a round trip.

    Own Id: OTP-10361 Aux Id: kunagi-214 [125]

  • TLS 1.2 will now be the default TLS version if sufficient crypto support is available otherwise TLS 1.1 will be default.

    Impact: A default TLS connection will have higher security and hence it may be perceived as slower then before.

    Own Id: OTP-10425 Aux Id: kunagi-275 [186]

  • It is now possible to call controlling_process on a listen socket, same as in gen_tcp.

    Own Id: OTP-10447

  • Remove filter mechanisms that made error messages backwards compatible with old ssl but hid information about what actually happened.

    This does not break the documented API however other reason terms may be returned, so code that matches on the reason part of {error, Reason} may fail.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-10451 Aux Id: kunagi-270 [181]

  • Added missing dependencies to Makefile

    Own Id: OTP-10594

  • Removed deprecated function ssl:pid/0, it has been pointless since R14 but has been keep for backwards compatibility.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-10613 Aux Id: kunagi-331 [242]

  • Refactor to simplify addition of key exchange methods, thanks to Andreas Schultz.

    Own Id: OTP-10709

1.93  SSL 5.1.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • ssl:ssl_accept/2 timeout is no longer ignored

    Own Id: OTP-10600

1.94  SSL 5.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • ssl:recv/3 could "loose" data when the timeout occurs. If the timout in ssl:connect or ssl:ssl_accept expired the ssl connection process was not terminated as it should, this due to gen_fsm:send_all_state_event timout is a client side time out. These timouts are now handled by the gen_fsm-procss instead.

    Own Id: OTP-10569

Improvements and New Features

  • Better termination handling that avoids hanging.

    Own Id: OTP-10574

1.95  SSL 5.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Sometimes the client process could receive an extra {error, closed} message after ssl:recv had returned {error, closed}.

    Own Id: OTP-10118

  • ssl v3 alert number 41 (no_certificate_RESERVED) is now recognized

    Own Id: OTP-10196

Improvements and New Features

  • Experimental support for TLS 1.1 is now available, will be officially supported from OTP-R16. Thanks to Andreas Schultz for implementing the first version.

    Own Id: OTP-8871

  • Experimental support for TLS 1.2 is now available, will be officially supported from OTP-R16. Thanks to Andreas Schultz for implementing the first version.

    Own Id: OTP-8872

  • Removed some bottlenecks increasing the applications parallelism especially for the client side.

    Own Id: OTP-10113

  • Workaround for handling certificates that wrongly encode X509countryname in utf-8 when the actual value is a valid ASCCI value of length 2. Such certificates are accepted by many browsers such as Chrome and Fierfox so for interoperability reasons we will too.

    Own Id: OTP-10222

1.96  SSL 5.0.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Robustness and improvement to distribution over SSL

    Fix a bug where ssl_tls_dist_proxy would crash at caller timeout. Fix a bug where a timeout from the SSL layer would block the distribution indefinately. Run the proxy exclusively on the loopback interface. (Thanks to Paul Guyot)

    Own Id: OTP-9915

  • Fix setup loop of SSL TLS dist proxy

    Fix potential leak of processes waiting indefinately for data from closed sockets during socket setup phase. (Thanks to Paul Guyot)

    Own Id: OTP-9916

  • Correct spelling of registered (Thanks to Richard Carlsson)

    Own Id: OTP-9925

  • Added TLS PRF function to the SSL API for generation of additional key material from a TLS session. (Thanks to Andreas Schultz)

    Own Id: OTP-10024

1.97  SSL 5.0

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Invalidation handling of sessions could cause the time_stamp field in the session record to be set to undefined crashing the session clean up process. This did not affect the connections but would result in that the session table would grow.

    Own Id: OTP-9696 Aux Id: seq11947

  • Changed code to use ets:foldl and throw instead of ets:next traversal, avoiding the need to explicitly call ets:safe_fixtable. It was possible to get a badarg-crash under special circumstances.

    Own Id: OTP-9703 Aux Id: seq11947

  • Send ssl_closed notification to active ssl user when a tcp error occurs.

    Own Id: OTP-9734 Aux Id: seq11946

  • If a passive receive was ongoing during a renegotiation the process evaluating ssl:recv could be left hanging for ever.

    Own Id: OTP-9744

Improvements and New Features

  • Support for the old ssl implementation is dropped and the code is removed.

    Own Id: OTP-7048

  • The erlang distribution can now be run over the new ssl implementation. All options can currently not be set but it is enough to replace to old ssl implementation.

    Own Id: OTP-7053

  • public_key, ssl and crypto now supports PKCS-8

    Own Id: OTP-9312

  • Implements a CBC timing attack counter measure. Thanks to Andreas Schultz for providing the patch.

    Own Id: OTP-9683

  • Mitigates an SSL/TLS Computational DoS attack by disallowing the client to renegotiate many times in a row in a short time interval, thanks to Tuncer Ayaz for alerting us about this.

    Own Id: OTP-9739

  • Implements the 1/n-1 splitting countermeasure to the Rizzo Duong BEAST attack, affects SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0. Thanks to Tuncer Ayaz for alerting us about this.

    Own Id: OTP-9750

1.98  SSL 4.1.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • replace "a ssl" with "an ssl" reindent pkix_path_validation/3 Trivial documentation fixes (Thanks to Christian von Roques )

    Own Id: OTP-9464

Improvements and New Features

  • Adds function clause to avoid denial of service attack. Thanks to Vinod for reporting this vulnerability.

    Own Id: OTP-9364

  • Error handling code now takes care of inet:getopts/2 and inets:setopts/2 crashes. Thanks to Richard Jones for reporting this.

    Own Id: OTP-9382

  • Support explicit use of packet option httph and httph_bin

    Own Id: OTP-9461

  • Decoding of hello extensions could fail to come to the correct conclusion due to an error in a binary match pattern. Thanks to Ben Murphy.

    Own Id: OTP-9589

1.99  SSL 4.1.5

Improvements and New Features

  • Calling gen_tcp:connect with option {ip, {127,0,0,1}} results in an exit with reason badarg. Neither SSL nor INETS This was not catched, resulting in crashes with incomprehensible reasons.

    Own Id: OTP-9289 Aux Id: seq11845

1.100  SSL 4.1.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed error in cache-handling fix from ssl-4.1.2

    Own Id: OTP-9018 Aux Id: seq11739

  • Verification of a critical extended_key_usage-extension corrected

    Own Id: OTP-9029 Aux Id: seq11541

1.101  SSL 4.1.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The ssl application caches certificate files, it will now invalidate cache entries if the diskfile is changed.

    Own Id: OTP-8965 Aux Id: seq11739

  • Now runs the terminate function before returning from the call made by ssl:close/1, as before the caller of ssl:close/1 could get problems with the reuseaddr option.

    Own Id: OTP-8992

1.102  SSL 4.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Correct handling of client certificate verify message When checking the client certificate verify message the server used the wrong algorithm identifier to determine the signing algorithm, causing a function clause error in the public_key application when the key-exchange algorithm and the public key algorithm of the client certificate happen to differ.

    Own Id: OTP-8897

Improvements and New Features

  • For testing purposes ssl now also support some anonymous cipher suites when explicitly configured to do so.

    Own Id: OTP-8870

  • Sends an error alert instead of crashing if a crypto function for the selected cipher suite fails.

    Own Id: OTP-8930 Aux Id: seq11720

1.103  SSL 4.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Updated ssl to ignore CA certs that violate the asn1-spec for a certificate, and updated public key asn1 spec to handle inherited DSS-params.

    Own Id: OTP-7884

  • Changed ssl implementation to retain backwards compatibility for old option {verify, 0} that shall be equivalent to {verify, verify_none}, also separate the cases unknown ca and selfsigned peer cert, and restored return value of deprecated function public_key:pem_to_der/1.

    Own Id: OTP-8858

  • Changed the verify fun so that it differentiate between the peer certificate and CA certificates by using valid_peer or valid as the second argument to the verify fun. It may not always be trivial or even possible to know when the peer certificate is reached otherwise.

    *** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***

    Own Id: OTP-8873

1.104  SSL 4.0.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The server now verifies the client certificate verify message correctly, instead of causing a case-clause.

    Own Id: OTP-8721

  • The client hello message now always include ALL available cipher suites (or those specified by the ciphers option). Previous implementation would filter them based on the client certificate key usage extension (such filtering only makes sense for the server certificate).

    Own Id: OTP-8772

  • Fixed handling of the option {mode, list} that was broken for some packet types for instance line.

    Own Id: OTP-8785

  • Empty packets were not delivered to the client.

    Own Id: OTP-8790

  • Building in a source tree without prebuilt platform independent build results failed on the SSL examples when:

    • cross building. This has been solved by not building the SSL examples during a cross build.
    • building on Windows.

    Own Id: OTP-8791

  • Fixed a handshake error which occurred on some ssl implementations.

    Own Id: OTP-8793

Improvements and New Features

  • Revise the public_key API - Cleaned up and documented the public_key API to make it useful for general use, also changed ssl to use the new API.

    Own Id: OTP-8722

  • Added support for inputing certificates and keys directly in DER format these options will override the pem-file options if specified.

    Own Id: OTP-8723

  • To gain interoperability ssl will not check for padding errors when using TLS 1.0. It is first in TLS 1.1 that checking the padding is an requirement.

    Own Id: OTP-8740

  • Changed the semantics of the verify_fun option in the ssl-application so that it takes care of both application handling of path validation errors and verification of application specific extensions. This means that it is now possible for the server application in verify_peer mode to handle path validation errors. This change moved some functionality earlier in ssl to the public_key application.

    Own Id: OTP-8770

  • Added the functionality so that the verification fun will be called when a certificate is considered valid by the path validation to allow access to each certificate in the path to the user application. Also try to verify subject-AltName, if unable to verify it let the application verify it.

    Own Id: OTP-8825

1.105  SSL 4.0

Improvements and New Features

  • New ssl now support client/server-certificates signed by dsa keys.

    Own Id: OTP-8587

  • Ssl has now switched default implementation and removed deprecated certificate handling. All certificate handling is done by the public_key application.

    Own Id: OTP-8695