[Ovmsdev] Urgent TLS root certificate issue (Let's Encrypt)

Michael Balzer dexter at expeedo.de
Tue Sep 28 17:39:22 HKT 2021


the DST root certificate we include (DST Root CA X3) expires on 
September 30, i.e. in two days.

OVMS# tls trust list
DST Root CA X3 length 1200 bytes
1200 byte certificate: DST Root CA X3
   cert. version     : 3
   serial number     : 44:AF:B0:80:D6:A3:27:BA:89:30:39:86:2E:F8:40:6B
   issuer name       : O=Digital Signature Trust Co., CN=DST Root CA X3
   subject name      : O=Digital Signature Trust Co., CN=DST Root CA X3
   issued  on        : 2000-09-30 21:12:19
*  expires on        : 2021-09-30 14:01:15*
   signed using      : RSA with SHA1
   RSA key size      : 2048 bits
   basic constraints : CA=true
   key usage         : Key Cert Sign, CRL Sign

AFAICT, this root certificate is currently used by the OVMS to validate 
Let's Encrypt certificates.

  * https://letsencrypt.org/docs/dst-root-ca-x3-expiration-september-2021/
  * https://letsencrypt.org/docs/certificate-compatibility/

Unfortunately, we missed adding the followup LE root certificate "ISRG 
Root X1" in time.

I've just added that certificate to our builtin certificate repository, 
but it's too late now to roll out a "main" update in time (isn't it?).

So, to prevent losing TLS connectivity with LE servers, users need to 
manually add the ISRG Root X1 certificate to their TLS repositories.

I've added a section on this to our user manual:

  * https://docs.openvehicles.com/en/latest/userguide/ssltls.html

If users contact you, point them to that page.

We probably should also remove the expired DST root certificate after 
September 30.


Michael Balzer * Helkenberger Weg 9 * D-58256 Ennepetal
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