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==============================================================================
CHANGES to fetch-crl - the Certificate Revocation List retrieval tool
==============================================================================
The fetch-crl utility will retrieve certificate revocation lists (CRLs) for
a set of installed trust anchors, based on crl_url files or IGTF-style info
files. It will install these for use with OpenSSL, NSS or third-party tools.

Changes in 3.0.19-1
----------------------
* Do not add spurious newline to DER-format files (fixes report 201670320-01)
* run a script after the completion of every fetch-crl run (uses postexec
  directive in config file)

Changes in 3.0.17-1
----------------------
* Add optional cache-control max-age headers in all requests to hint a 
  maximum caching time to intermediate servers (bugzilla #26)

Changes in 3.0.16-1
----------------------
* Added cache state freshness constraints (default maxcachetime set to 96hrs)
* Re-set cache expiry of state data if CRL nextUpdate is within or beyond
  7 hrs (config "expirestolerance") claimed URL Expiry or Cache-control max-age

Changes in 3.0.15-1
----------------------
* Fixed issues resulting in undefined attribute values to be returned for CRL

Changes in 3.0.14-1
----------------------
* Requesting CRL retrieval for an empty trust anchor store is now a warning
  and no longer an error

Changes in 3.0.13-1
----------------------
* Supplied system init script for boot phase will not re-run inadvertently
* Add rcmode config option (added differentiated reporting and success-on-
  solely-retrieval-errors)
* Add --define key=val command line argument to augment configuration data
* Setting FETCHCRL_OPTIONS in /etc/sysconfig/fetch-crl will add these
  options to the commandline of fetch-crl on start from cron or at boot time
  Setting FETCHCRL_BOOT_OPTIONS adds them to the boot init script only
  (e.g. FETCHCRLBOOTOPTIONS="--define rcmode=differentiated")
  and FETCHCRL_CRON_OPTIONS does the same only for the cron job script

Changes in 3.0.12-1
----------------------
* PEM formatted CRLs now always include a final newline character (fix 
  provided by Harald Barth <haba@kth.se>)

Changes in 3.0.11-1
----------------------
* Added reference to /etc/fetch-crl.d/ to the man page, used shortened URL
  to full documentation in man page
* Added version information to help output and added -V option
* Added a dangerous clean-crl script to remove stale .r* files (beware!)

Changes in 3.0.10-1
----------------------
* Added a "noquiet" option in the configuration file that will override
  the default single "-q" option in the cro-job that is shipped with
  the fetch-crl3 init scripts (feature request by Ryan Taylor)
* Added option "--inet6glue" and "inet6glue" config setting to load 
  the Net::INET6Glue perl module (if it is available) to use IPv6 
  connections in LWP to download CRLs

Changes in 3.0.8-1
----------------------
* Trust anchor name inferrence based on retrieved-CRL added as option (at cost 
  of retrieving CRL even if there is no accompanying trust anchor found later)
  Option is disabled by default, but can be enabled by using @HASH@ in the 
  ca-template name list. (feature request by Rob van der Wal, SARA, NL)

Changes in 3.0.7-1
----------------------
* CRL modofication time heuristic inadvertently modified file name templates
  (solves issue kindly reported by Elan Ruusamae)
* Expanded representation of tokenisation characters in strings to work 
  around bug in file(1) (rhbz#699546, works around RedHat Bugzilla 699548)

Changes in 3.0.6-1
----------------------
* Response parsing disabled to suppress superfluous warning on unexpected 
  UTF-8 respons when retrieving a CRL (solves RedHat Bugzilla 688902)

Changes in 3.0.5-1
----------------------
* CRLs for multiple similarly-named trust anchors might not all be downloaded.
  This is fixed in this release.
* Spurious "restoreLogMode" internal errors are no longer raised

Changes in 3.0.4-1
----------------------
* Add support for directory based drop-in configuration in /etc/fetch-crl.d/
* Only use cached CRL contents if the nextUpdate time of the cached CRL is 
  still in the future. This will ensure that a new download is attempted 
  each and everytime for CRLs that have already expired.

Changes in 3.0.3-1
----------------------
* Clean up of man page format macro PU (reported by Mattias Ellert)

Changes in 3.0.2-1
----------------------
* Clean up of man page format macro PU (reported by Mattias Ellert)

Changes in 3.0.1-1
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* hunts through more places to find the latest successful CRL download to
  set the latest local modification time for a CRL 
  (resolves a comparison error in case output and infodir are unset)

Changes in 3.0.0-0.RC4
----------------------
* the config file name has changed to fetch-crl.conf, although a 
  fetch-crl.cnf file will also be used when present
* symlinked meta-data files can be ignored with the --nosymlinks option
  (or nosymlinks in the configuration file). This allows fetch-crl to be
  used effectively with new-format IGTF distribution before 1.37
* infinite loop for non-indexed CA file names fixed

Changes in fetch-crl 3.0
------------------------
* fetch-crl 3.0 is a complete re-write, and shares no code with the 1.x and
  2.x series utility of the same name, although the function and some of
  the syntax is obviously the same

* support for multiple output formats: OpenSSL 1 in dual-hash mode, specific
  DER and PEM outputs, and NSS databases
* support for multiple CRLs for a single CA, allowing more than one CA with
  the same subject name but different CLRs. Review your client software to see
  if and how these CRLs are used.
* stateful retrieval helps reduce bandwidth usage by caching the CRLs locally
  and respecting the Cache Control headers sent by the web server hosting the
  CRL. This can reduce the number of downloads
* support for HEAD-only requests when state preservation is used (initially
  only retrieve HTTP headers, and only if the CRL actually changed to a full
  download)
* support for more CRL retrieval protocols (file:// and ftp://)
* ability to try site-local URLs first, before relying on the URLs shipped with
  the trust anchor. This allows building an explicit local caching (web) server.
* ability to specify additional URLs to try in case the URLs shipped with the
  trust anchor were not responsive. This allows for automatic fall-back to
  (local or global) mirror services for CRL downloads
* warnings and errors can be suppressed on a per-trust anchor basis, to allow
  silencing for particularly unstable trust anchors
* aging tolerance (the delay time before errors are generated in case downloads
  consistently fail) can be configured on a per-trust anchor basis
* parallel downloading for multiple trust anchors
* minimized use of temporary files in the file system (now limited to the
  invocation of OpenSSL only, and only for brief periods of time)
* dependencies on wget, lynx and other unix utilities have been removed
* explicit web proxy support (using LWP http proxies)
* completely re-written in perl, with some (hopefully minimal) dependencies:
  LWP, Sys::Syslog, POSIX. And Data::Dumper (when debugging is enabled),
  and IO::Select (if parallel downloads are enabled). 

Differences with respect to the previous versions

* when downloading CRLs via https, the server certificate is not checked, 
  neither for the correct DNS name nor for being issued by a valid CA. Since 
  the CRL in itself is signed, this is not a security vulnerability. If 
  stricter checking is anyway desired, and the Crypt::SSLeay perl module has 
  been installed, set the HTTPS_CA_FILE environment variable before invoking 
  fetch-crl -- but keep in mind that the DNS name verification is limited 
  and will (incorrectly) reject DNS names if these are listed only in the 
  subjectAlternativeName of the server certificate
* Existing files with a name that matches a CRL target name are overwritten,
  even if they did not originally contain CRL data. In v2 this was configurable
  via the FORCE_OVERWRITE configuration setting. In version 3, files are
  overwritten by default, and this can no longer be configured.
* fetch-crl3 will no longer check CA certificates for consistency or validity
  by themselves, only retrieved CRLs are verified 

Downsides of the new version

* it requires perl5 to be installed (tested with perl 5.8.0 and higher) with
  libwww-perl, whereas version 2 only required a traditional Bourne shell
* requires a version of OpenSSL (0.9.5a or better) to be installed. Needs
  OpenSSL 1.0.0 (at least beta5) for dual-hash support.
* when using parallel downloads, it can only run on pure-POSIX systems
* parallelism in combination with the NSS database output format is not tested
* Even when only the NSS database output format has been selected, OpenSSL is
  still needed for verification and processing 


==============================================================================

The change log below applies to the 1.x and 2.x series fetch-crl and is 
included for historical purposes only. Fetch-crl3, with which this
changes file is being shipped, is a complete re-write of the utility.
Although a lot of backwards compatibility has been preserves, there have
been significant changes and the information below should NOT be used
to infer any behaviour of fetch-crl3.

Fetch-crl 1.x and 2.x were released under the EU DataGrid License.

Changes in version EGP 2.8.5
----------------------------
(2010.06.03)

* fetch-crl was occasionally leaving behind {hash}.r0.XXXXXX.r0 files
  This has been fixed in this release (patch thanks to Jason Smith, BNL)
* man page was not compliant to Debian guidelines, this has been fixed
  (patch thanks to Mattias Ellert, Uppsala University)

Changes in version EGP 2.8.4
----------------------------
(2010.04.04)

* Fixes error when randomWait is not set [RH Bug 579488]

Changes in version EGP 2.8.3
----------------------------
(2010.03.28)

* Preserve SELinux context for CRL files if SElinux status program exists
  and selinux is enabled (RH bug 577403)
* Fix argument parsing on syslog facility specification (RH bug 577387)
* Increase granularity of the RandomWait and allow for 0 in -r option

Changes in version EGP 2.8.2
----------------------------
(2010.03.03)

* Improved support for multiple CRL URLs by downloading until a success
  is achieved, instead of downloading all of them
* Imported randomwait patch from Steve Traylen

Changes in version EGP 2.8.1
----------------------------
(2010.01.26)

* The installed CRL file is re-checked for validity to catch file system
  errors and local disk corruption. When possible, it will try to restore
  a backup copy. Failures are not subject to aging tolerance.

Changes in version EGP 2.8.0
----------------------------
(2009.09.22)

* The RPM packaging has been overhauled and is now sufficiently conformant
  to EPEL and FedoraProject guidelines. 
* New init scripts and a cron job entry have been added to allow management 
  of fetch-crl via the chkconfig mechanism

These changes were contributed by Steve Traylen (CERN, Geneva, CH).

Changes in version EGP 2.7.0
----------------------------
(2009.01.25)

* Warnings and errors are now counted. If there are errors in the download
  or verification process for one or more CRLs, the exit status will be 1; 
  if there are errors in the local setup or in the script invocation, the
  exit status will be 2.
* The installed CRLs no longer have the textual representation of the CRL,
  but only the PEM data blob, thus reducing IO and memory requirements.
* the CRL aging threshold is now set by default to 24 hours. The previous
  default was 0. The CRL aging threshold is set in the config file using
  CRL_AGING_THRESHOLD=<xx>, or with the "-a" command-line argument.
* Default network timeouts reduced to 10 seconds (was 30) and retries to 2
* Added caching and conditional downloading. When CACHEDIR is set, the
  original downloads are preserved and wget timestamping mode enabled.
  When the content did not change, only the timestamp on the installed
  CRL is updated. If SLOPPYCRLHASHES is set, the has is calculated based 
  on the name of the crl_url file, otherwise it is taken from the CRL itself.
  - The CACHEDIR must be exclusively writable by the user running fetch-crl
  - Setting CACHEDIR significantly reduced the bandwidth used by fetch-crl
* Added RESETPATHMODE setting in sysconfig. It defines whether or not to
  set re-set $PATH to "/bin:/usr/bin" before start. The search for OpenSSL
  may be done based on the old path.
  yes=always replace; searchopenssl=search for openssl first and then reset; 
  no=keep original path, whatever that me be (may be empty if called from cron)
  Default="yes". This replaces the hard-coded path in the tool!
* Hidden "FORCE_OVERWRITE" option now has a regular name. This is backwards-
  compatible. Set FORCE_OVERWRITE=yes if you want files overwritten that
  have a CRL-like name and ought to have CRL content, but currently do not.
* Addresses gLite Savannah bugs 28418 and 29559. Bug 27023 is partially
  addressed. Bug 20062 can be remedied with WGET_OPTS arguments. 
  Addresses OSG ticket 4673.

Changes in version EGP 2.6.6
----------------------------
(2007.09.16)
(version 2.5.5 is invalid and was not publicly released)

* Added obscure configuration parameter to allow overwriting of
  arbitrary data files with a downloaded CRL (on request of
  CERN, see https://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/index.php?29559)

Changes in version EGP 2.6.4
----------------------------
(2007.08.15)

* Expired CA issuer certificate now gives a warning instead of an error
  with the full verification result message
* additional logfile output target can be selected via the configuration file
* CRL aging threshold documented in manual page. Errors will now also be 
  generated in the CRL download failed consistently and the current CRL
  has already expired

Changes in version EGP 2.6.3
----------------------------
(2006.11.13)

* cron job example: fetch-crl invocation syntax error corrected

Changes in version EGP 2.6.2
----------------------------
(2006.10.27)

* fixed bug: older wget versions do not recognise --no-check-certificate

Changes in version EGP 2.6.1
----------------------------
(2006.10.25)

* fixed local timezone vs UTC error in LastUpdate CRL validation comparison
* fixed time comparison is the one-hour LastUpdate/download tolerance 
  (both fixes thanks to Alain Roy)
* added support for directory names containing whitespace
* added support for syslog reporting (via -f option or SYSLOGFACILITY directive)
* SERVERCERTCHECK=no is now the default. It can be reset via the configuration
  file, or using the "--check-server-certificate" commandline option
* the main configuration file location (formerly fixed to be
  /etc/sysconfig/fetch-crl) can now be set via the variable $FETCH_CRL_SYSCONFIG
* logfile format timestamp and tag have been normalised

Changes in version EGP 2.6
--------------------------
(2006.05.20)

* if the current local CRL has a lastUpdate time in the future, and the
  newly downloaded CRL is older that the current one, allow the installation
  of the newly downloaded CRL and issue a warning. 
* added non-suppressable warning in case the newly downloaded CRL has a 
  lastUpdate time in the future, but install that CRL anyway (as the local
  clock might have been wrong).

Changes in version EGP 2.5
--------------------------
(2006.01.16)

* added additional configuration arguments and configuration variables
  to skip the server certificate check in wget
  (to support https:// URLs where the server is authenticated with
  a certificate that is not part of it's own trusted domain, such as
  the KISTI URL)

Changes in version EGP 2.4
--------------------------
(2005.11.15)

* for those platforms that support the stat(1) command, and in case the
  .crl_url file is named after the hash of the crl subject name to download,
  error eporting for individual download errors can be suppressed for 
  a configurable amount of time as set via the "-a" option (unit: hours).

Changes in version EGP 2.3
--------------------------
(2005.11.05)

* do not replace recent CRLs with ones that have an older lastUpdate
  timestamp (prevents ARP/DNS DoS attacks)

Changes in version EGP 2.2
--------------------------
(2005.10.27)

* secure http download by wget recognise the CAs in the trusted directory.
  solves the issue described in the LCG bug tracking system
  https://savannah.cern.ch/bugs/index.php?func=detailitem&item_id=12182

Changes in version EGP 2.1
--------------------------
(2005.08.12)
* specifically look for the most recent version of OpenSSL. The
  one in GLOBUS_LOCATION (which used to take precedence in the
  previous releases) is outdated in many cases and caused
  troubles on the LCG  production systems in validating v2 CRLs
* added manual page fetch-crl(8)

Changes in version EGP 2.0
--------------------------
(2005.02.28)
* name of the installed script changed to "fetch-crl"
* the cronjob script is no longer installed by default, but supplied
  as an example in the %doc directory
* RPM is now relocatable (default install in /usr)
* READMA and CHANGES file now inclued in %doc tree
* make install now installs
* version increased to 2.0

Changes in version EGP 1.9
--------------------------
(2005.02.24)
* the content of the final target CRL file is now checked for
  containing a valid CRL if it already exists. If it does not
  contain a CRL, an error is displayed and the file left untouched
  So making the final ".r0" file in ${outdir} a link to something else
  will not work, preventing an escalation in the final stage.

Changes in version EGP 1.8
--------------------------
(changes from Fabio's version 1.7, 2005.02.24)

* All temporary files (the initial CRL download using wget
  and the PEM-converted version of that file) are now created using
  mktemp
* the RetrieveFileByURL function will not overwrite files that
  have any data in them
* Note that the script can be run by a non-priviledged user, but 
  that the output directory must be made writable by that user 
  in an out-of-band way.

EDG version 1.7
---------------
Imported with consent of Fabio Hernandez and Steve Traylen from
the original EDG repository. 
The EU DataGrid License applies, see http://www.eu-datagrid.org/