[PATCH 1 of 4] SSL: switched to detect log level based on the last error

Roman Arutyunyan arut at nginx.com
Tue Mar 7 14:40:50 UTC 2023


On Wed, Mar 01, 2023 at 05:56:02PM +0300, Maxim Dounin wrote:
> # HG changeset patch
> # User Maxim Dounin <mdounin at mdounin.ru>
> # Date 1677682263 -10800
> #      Wed Mar 01 17:51:03 2023 +0300
> # Node ID 4d0a265c1d20f22f196680dfcc9d044f9e711865
> # Parent  2acb00b9b5fff8a97523b659af4377fc605abe6e
> SSL: switched to detect log level based on the last error.
> In some cases there might be multiple errors in the OpenSSL error queue,
> notably when a libcrypto call fails, and then the SSL layer generates
> an error itself.  For example, the following errors were observed
> with OpenSSL 3.0.8 with TLSv1.3 enabled:
> SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:02800066:Diffie-Hellman routines::invalid public key error:0A000132:SSL routines::bad ecpoint)
> SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:08000066:elliptic curve routines::invalid encoding error:0A000132:SSL routines::bad ecpoint)
> SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:0800006B:elliptic curve routines::point is not on curve error:0A000132:SSL routines::bad ecpoint)
> In such cases it seems to be better to determine logging level based on
> the last error in the error queue (the one added by the SSL layer,
> SSL_R_BAD_ECPOINT in all of the above example example errors).  To do so,
> the ngx_ssl_connection_error() function was changed to use
> ERR_peek_last_error().
> diff --git a/src/event/ngx_event_openssl.c b/src/event/ngx_event_openssl.c
> --- a/src/event/ngx_event_openssl.c
> +++ b/src/event/ngx_event_openssl.c
> @@ -3389,7 +3389,7 @@ ngx_ssl_connection_error(ngx_connection_
>      } else if (sslerr == SSL_ERROR_SSL) {
> -        n = ERR_GET_REASON(ERR_peek_error());
> +        n = ERR_GET_REASON(ERR_peek_last_error());
>              /* handshake failures */
>          if (n == SSL_R_BAD_CHANGE_CIPHER_SPEC                        /*  103 */

Looks good.

Just for the record.  BoringSSL, LibreSSL and older versions of OpenSSL
sometimes report SSL handshake errors directly from encryption libraries
without adding an SSL-layer error.  In this case we do not change the log
level and report these errors as critical.  Luckily, this does not seem to
be the case with the newer OpenSSL versions.

OpenSSL 1.0.2u:

SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:0406506C:rsa routines:RSA_EAY_PRIVATE_DECRYPT:data greater than mod len) while SSL handshaking
SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:04065084:rsa routines:RSA_EAY_PRIVATE_DECRYPT:data too large for modulus) while SSL handshaking


SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:04000070:RSA routines:OPENSSL_internal:DATA_LEN_NOT_EQUAL_TO_MOD_LEN) while SSL handshaking
SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:04000073:RSA routines:OPENSSL_internal:DATA_TOO_LARGE_FOR_MODULUS) while SSL handshaking


SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:10FFF06B:elliptic curve routines:CRYPTO_internal:point is not on curve) while SSL handshaking
SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:06FFF064:digital envelope routines:CRYPTO_internal:bad decrypt) while SSL handshaking

Roman Arutyunyan

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