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bug#9036: [PATCH] gnutls: Add option to set minimum acceptable Diffie-He

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#9036: [PATCH] gnutls: Add option to set minimum acceptable Diffie-Hellman key size
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:08:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lawrence Mitchell <address@hidden> writes:

> The handshake returns GNUTLS_E_DH_PRIME_UNACCEPTABLE if the
> number of server prime bits is too low.  I don't know how to
> query the size of the server prime.  Maybe
> gnutls_dh_get_prime_bits?  I'm wary to automatically adjust
> downwards.

I think adjusting it downwards automatically until you reach a
(user-definable) absolute lower limit would be fine.  But I have no idea
what an acceptable default lower limit would be, or what the impact on
security this would have.

> A better error message (pointing at the existance of
> gnutls-min-prime-bits) in the case of this failure mode would
> probably be good though.  I'll try and cook up a patch in the
> next few days.


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