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transport: _key_info for ecdsa-sha2-nistp384 and -nistp521 #981

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ploxiln commented Jun 5, 2017

To support host keys of these key types, which are already in _preferred_keys! This fixes the bug pointed out in #900 where the security options setter would fail with the list of key types the getter returned. So you couldn't get key_types, re-order or trim the list, and then set that list, because it would contain an un-supported type (even though you didn't add any).

I'm splitting this out from #911 because I think this fix is appropriate for release branches of paramiko. (If this is approved, I'll backport it to 1.8 as well).

ploxiln added some commits Jun 5, 2017

test transport security options can be set to defaults
ensures all defaults key/cipher/digest etc types are supported
transport: _key_info for ecdsa-sha2-nistp384 and -nistp521
To support host keys of these key types,
which are already in _preferred_keys!

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prefer ecdsa host key types #911

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@bitprophet bitprophet merged commit 5f454de into paramiko:2.0 Jun 6, 2017

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ploxiln commented Jun 6, 2017

I confirmed that there's no point in backporting this to 1.18 - it seems to have multiple other problems with ecdsa-sha2-nistp384/521 (but does work with ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 as-is) (if that's the only key type offered by the remote host)


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bitprophet commented Jun 6, 2017

@ploxiln yea I'm largely over the idea of backporting anything that's not a) super high priority or b) super trivial, patchwise. The 1.x-2.x gap is only going to grow and make it harder over time, and given the security implications of PyCrypto, 1.x would inevitably become increasingly insecure even with frequent backports. Also, simply, prioritization is a thing. I'd like to prioritize fixing longstanding pain points over having a 100% solid backport story, when the latter is difficult.


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ploxiln commented Jun 6, 2017

Agreed, I thought this was a trivial bugfix, but it turns out not to be for 1.18.

The real "bug" is key types in _preferred_keys but not in _key_info, and 1.18 actually only has "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256" in _preferred_keys, so it doesn't have the "bug" anyway. So we're all good :)

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