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crypto/x509: CreateCertificate should return a meaningful error instead of panic when passed an unknown ExtKeyUsage #41169

rolandshoemaker opened this issue Sep 1, 2020 · 3 comments


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@rolandshoemaker rolandshoemaker commented Sep 1, 2020

x509.CreateCertificate panics if passed a template containing an unknown ExtKeyUsage, example. Probably it'd make more sense to return an error along the lines of Unknown extended key usage.

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@FiloSottile FiloSottile commented Sep 1, 2020

(In general, I'd like all crypto functions with an error return value to stop ever returning a panic for any reason at all.)

@FiloSottile FiloSottile added the NeedsFix label Sep 1, 2020
@FiloSottile FiloSottile added this to the Go1.16 milestone Sep 1, 2020
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@tpaschalis tpaschalis commented Sep 2, 2020

I'll give this a shot tomorrow if there's no objection. I see three cases where a panic is called in the crypto/x509 package, we could possibly eliminate all of them.

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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Sep 2, 2020

Change mentions this issue: crypto/x509: return error when passing unknown ExtKeyUsage

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