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Re: Windows doesn't verify digital signature of CRL files
From: Thomas Walpuski <thomas-bugtraq () unproved org>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 18:40:15 +0000

* Neil Gierman wrote:
If a person was able to inject a modified CRL into
that CDP URL, or redirect the client machine to an alternate server for
LDAP/HTTP CRL download, and CAPI is not validating signatures on CRL's
then a person could use a revoked certificate for access to systems among
other things.

You have to distinguish between CRL retrieval (which is not really
critical) and using a CRL in the process of verifying an certificate
chain. 

All parts of Microsoft's CryptoAPI use CertGetCRLFromStore with
CERT_STORE_SIGNATURE_FLAG, i.e. improperly signed CRLs won't be used in
the verification process.

So unless you're using Microsoft's CryptoAPI at a low level and you
don't know what you're doing there is no issue.

Thomas Walpuski


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