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authorDavid Howells <>2016-02-24 14:37:54 +0000
committerDavid Howells <>2016-02-29 14:29:40 +0000
commit7650cb80e4e90b0fae7854b6008a46d24360515f (patch)
treed4f390d6ef2224bddfc9172b890daea4d2b110c6 /certs
parentda02559c9f864c8d62f524c1e0b64173711a16ab (diff)
X.509: Handle midnight alternative notation in GeneralizedTime
The ASN.1 GeneralizedTime object carries an ISO 8601 format date and time. The time is permitted to show midnight as 00:00 or 24:00 (the latter being equivalent of 00:00 of the following day). The permitted value is checked in x509_decode_time() but the actual handling is left to mktime64(). Without this patch, certain X.509 certificates will be rejected and could lead to an unbootable kernel. Note that with this patch we also permit any 24:mm:ss time and extend this to UTCTime, which whilst not strictly correct don't permit much leeway in fiddling date strings. Reported-by: Rudolf Polzer <> Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <> cc: David Woodhouse <> cc: John Stultz <>
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