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[DeleGate-En] Re: delegate security flaw [Virus checked]
18 Oct 2006 11:46:56 GMT (Yutaka Sato)
The DeleGate Project


In message <_A3546@delegate-en.ML_> on 10/18/06(18:36:53)
you wrote:
 |i recently discovered a security flaw which is related to the delegate 
 |permission control
 |allthough using a filter like FCL="sslway ..... -Vrfy" , when running in 
 |master mode , clients which are rejected by the ssl-layer, still
 |cause delegate to open a connection to a destination server , this can and 
 |has been used to accomplish ddos . the FCL should reject the connection
 |establishment to an arbitrary server , before rejecting the ssl handshake 
 |. in case you need log files for forensik analysis, i will post them. for 
 |now, i strongly 
 |recommend everyone to shut down delegate master services until this one is 
 |fixed :-)

Maybe you are using a version of DeleGate older than DeleGate/9.2.5-pre7.
As written in <URL:> after DeleGate/9.0
I'm shifting to STLS=fcl,fsv instead obsoleted FCL,FSV=sslway in the recent
versions.  In fact, FCL,FSV=sslway for MASTER is disabled in 9.2.5-pre7.

With STLS=fcl, the whole communication between DeleGates is encrypted with
SSL, so if the SSL-layer is not established, no father action will be taken. 
Chaining DeleGates with MASTER and STLS can be done as follows.

  a% delegated -Pa:8888 STLS=fcl
  b% delegated -Pb:8023 STLS=fsv MASTER=a:8888 SERVER=telnet

You can use authentication by client-side certificate as follows:

  a% delegated -Pa:8888 STLS="fcl,sslway -Vrfy"
  b% delegated -Pb:8023 STLS="fsv,sslway -cert file" MASTER=a:8888 SERVER=telnet

Now the latest pre-release version of DeleGate has become 9.2.5-pre19 which
is almost ready to be released as an official version DeleGate/9.2.5
to be released tomorrow <URL:>
So you are strongly recommended to use the latest version of DeleGate with

  9 9   Yutaka Sato <>
 ( ~ )  National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
_<   >_ 1-1-4 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568 Japan
Do the more with the less -- B. Fuller

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