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x/crypto/acme: Directory.AuthzURL isn't checked for pre-auth support, in client.Authorize() #40839

nathanaelle opened this issue Aug 17, 2020 · 4 comments


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@nathanaelle nathanaelle commented Aug 17, 2020

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

go version go1.14.7 darwin/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?

yes, with any release of crypto/acme with ACMEv2 support

What did you do?

_, err := lestencryptStagingV2client.Authorize("")

What did you expect to see?

{directotyURL} doesn't support pre-authorization flow

What did you see instead?

Post "": unsupported protocol scheme ""

this obscure error is returned because AuthzURL is empty for letsencrypt staging v2, and AuthzURL is not tested before calling POST.

@gopherbot gopherbot added this to the Unreleased milestone Aug 17, 2020
@dmitshur dmitshur changed the title x/crypto/acme : Directory.AuthzURL isn't checked for pre-auth support, in client.Authorize() x/crypto/acme: Directory.AuthzURL isn't checked for pre-auth support, in client.Authorize() Aug 18, 2020
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@dmitshur dmitshur commented Aug 18, 2020

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@x1ddos x1ddos commented Aug 18, 2020

// AuthzURL is used to initiate identifier pre-authorization flow.
// Empty string indicates the flow is unsupported by the CA.
AuthzURL string

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@nathanaelle nathanaelle commented Aug 19, 2020

@x1ddos ,

in this file : , you can see :

if _, err := c.Discover(ctx); err != nil {
		return nil, err

there is a discovery made, but … nothing is done with the directory, and the next instruction is to do a POST to AuthzURL.

my point is :
AuthzURL may be checked here and return an error if AuthzURL is empty to avoid this kind or error Post "": unsupported protocol scheme "" .

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@nathanaelle nathanaelle commented Aug 19, 2020

This issue is about Dev Experience , not cryptography, not RTFM.

I already read the manual and I read also the RFC, how can @x1ddos may guess that ?
if I ignore that in ACMEv1 Pre-auth was mandatory but not in ACMEv2, how possible did I know that this is an issue since the ACMEv2 ?

the Dev Experience issue is Authorize() can return a meaningfull error if AuthzURL is empty.

the error {directotyURL} doesn't support pre-authorization flow carry more meaning than Post "": unsupported protocol scheme ""

but Post "": unsupported protocol scheme "" is returned by post().
so Authorize() need to check if AuthzURL is empty, to return a meaningfull error.

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And, if it is possible to establish that aggressive reply was made without any effort to understand the issue, that may become a conduct issue.

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