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Re: need help to decrypt SSL packets
From: Arnold Wang <arnold.wang () inovis com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 11:43:43 -0800

Thanks for pointing out that the app is using GnuTLS. Let me confirm the key using the GnuTLS utilities first.

From: wireshark-users-bounces () wireshark org [mailto:wireshark-users-bounces () wireshark org] On Behalf Of Sake Blok
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 11:20 AM
To: Community support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] need help to decrypt SSL packets

Well, wireshark uses GnuTLS instead of OpenSSL, I'm not sure which version of GnuTLS was the first one to include 4K 
key support, but it must have been supporting it for a while as my tshark (1.3.0) is built with version 2.0.4 (which is 
2 years old) and it is capable of importing 4K keys.

If I look at your file size (3264 bytes) and compare it the the size of my 4K key file (3243 bytes), there must be some 
extra data in your file that OpenSSL can skip, but GnuTLS can't. It can't be an extra CR after each line, as that would 
have added 51 extra characters instead of 21.

Could it be a paging message or maybe coloring escape codes? Try using "od -c /tmp/esd.key" to see whether there are 
escape codes in the file that "more" might use instead of display.

I looked at the source code and the only place that this error message can be generated is when the function 
"gnutls_x509_privkey_import" fails. At this point in the code, the key has already been succesfully read from file. So 
it's definately not a permission or IO issue, it's a conversion issue.

Hope this helps,
Cheers,


Sake

----- Original Message -----
From: Arnold Wang<mailto:arnold.wang () inovis com>
To: Community support list for Wireshark<mailto:wireshark-users () wireshark org>
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] need help to decrypt SSL packets

I used ssl decryption before and this is the first time run into this particular problem, couldn't read the key file. 
This is the first time I tried to read a 4096-bit key. However since openssl seems have no problem reading it, I would 
assume wireshark should be able to as well.
The permission seems ok.
[awang () arnoldw tmp]$ ls -l /tmp/esd.key
-rw-r--r--. 1 awang users 3264 2009-11-05 09:28 /tmp/esd.key
[awang () arnoldw tmp]$ ls -l `which wireshark`
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 13 2009-11-04 14:23 /usr/bin/wireshark -> consolehelper
[awang () arnoldw tmp]$ ls -l `which openssl`
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 444640 2009-05-21 09:47 /usr/bin/openssl
BTW, the error happens before I even open the trace file so it has nothing to do with it. Unfortunately, I can't upload 
the whole private key since it's for one of our public production site.
Thanks for the help.

From: wireshark-users-bounces () wireshark org [mailto:wireshark-users-bounces () wireshark org] On Behalf Of Sake Blok
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 2:56 PM
To: Community support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] need help to decrypt SSL packets

Seems you are doing the right thing.

Are you able to decrypt ssl traffic in other tracefiles  with other keys? Or was this your first try?

Could you share the output of:

ls -l /tmp/esd.key
ls -l `which wireshark`
ls -l `which openssl`

.. to see whether it could be a permission problem?

And are you able to share the tracefile and key or are they from a production environment?

Cheers,
    Sake
----- Original Message -----
From: Arnold Wang<mailto:arnold.wang () inovis com>
To: 'wireshark-users () wireshark org'<mailto:'wireshark-users () wireshark org'>
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 9:07 PM
Subject: [Wireshark-users] need help to decrypt SSL packets

I'm running Wireshark 1.1.3 comes with Fedora 11. When I tried to decode the captured FTPS traffics, I'm running into 
trouble to load the private key into Wireshark. I got the following error message when I started Wireshark:
ssl_init keys string:
10.x.100.25,990,ftps,/tmp/esd.key
ssl_init found host entry 10.x.100.25,990,ftps,/tmp/esd.key
ssl_init addr '10.x.100.25' port '990' filename '/tmp/esd.key' password(only fo
r p12 file) '(null)'
ssl_load_key: can't import pem data
As far as I can tell, the private key looks OK.
[awang () mars tmp]$ more esd.key
-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----
MIIJQgIBADANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAASCCSwwggkoAgEAAoICAQDuYd7gPiqjx/+pFfQ0QhHhUBR5
t8WDrji+N7QEmmULguE+MJiku4de35EjrlR5PkW6voZ+/xpKjNQvqpi6YI/IzBEgS4b61zreBM55
....
paDoKh7nJpUz+PlQ9YuOUtSXuadQMqsqipYY9CygeQD8xZMopfcrb+obifGZrgfP3KYpTT5mUxld
z/qpPf+Cs+pvgBzzYu4AIaCMG+8lqeS2cD2z8jOavSonRcOfMw==
-----END PRIVATE KEY-----
[awang () mars tmp]$ openssl rsa -inform pem -in esd.key -noout -text
Private-Key: (4096 bit)
modulus:
    00:ee:61:de:e0:3e:2a:a3:c7:ff:a9:15:f4:34:42:
    11:e1:50:14:79:b7:c5:83:ae:38:be:37:b4:04:9a:
....
What did I miss?
Thanks.
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