[Openvpn-devel,for,2.5] Ensure the current common_name is in the environment for scripts

Message ID 20211023000706.25016-2-selva.nair@gmail.com
State Accepted
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Series [Openvpn-devel,for,2.5] Ensure the current common_name is in the environment for scripts | expand

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Selva Nair Oct. 22, 2021, 1:07 p.m. UTC
From: Selva Nair <selva.nair@gmail.com>

When username-as-common-name is in effect, the common_name
is "CN" from the certificate for auth-user-pass-verify. It gets
changed to "username" after successful authentication. This
changed value gets into the env when client-connect script is

However, "common_name" goes through the cycle of being
"CN", then "username" during every reauth (renegotiation).
As the client-connect script is not called during reneg, the changed
value never gets back into the env. The end result is that the
disconnect script gets "common_name=<CN>" instead of the username.
Unless no reneg steps have happened before disconnect.
(For a more detailed analysis see

Fix by adding common_name to env whenever it changes.

Trac: #1434
Very likely applies to #160 as well, but that's too old and
some of the relevant code path has evolved since then.

Same as for 2.6 except for the context change due to PF.

Signed-off-by: Selva Nair <selva.nair@gmail.com>
 src/openvpn/ssl_verify.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)


Gert Doering Oct. 23, 2021, 4:48 a.m. UTC | #1
Acked-by: Gert Doering <gert@greenie.muc.de>

Thanks, again :-)

Your patch has been applied to the release/2.5 and release/2.4 branches.

commit a2412bf4a6bb6ac7a6f26128d00fe81b0fa4a18e (release/2.5)
commit 644bcb87e76f0c56ec5b6cb205771a00fc28e598 (release/2.4)
Author: Selva Nair
Date:   Fri Oct 22 20:07:06 2021 -0400

     Ensure the current common_name is in the environment for scripts

     Signed-off-by: Selva Nair <selva.nair@gmail.com>
     Acked-by: Gert Doering <gert@greenie.muc.de>
     Message-Id: <20211023000706.25016-2-selva.nair@gmail.com>
     URL: https://www.mail-archive.com/openvpn-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg23050.html
     Signed-off-by: Gert Doering <gert@greenie.muc.de>

kind regards,

Gert Doering


diff --git a/src/openvpn/ssl_verify.c b/src/openvpn/ssl_verify.c
index 4f3b61d6..0ccd43d0 100644
--- a/src/openvpn/ssl_verify.c
+++ b/src/openvpn/ssl_verify.c
@@ -116,6 +116,8 @@  set_common_name(struct tls_session *session, const char *common_name)
+    /* update common name in env */
+    setenv_str(session->opt->es, "common_name", common_name);