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Compatibility of X25519Kyber768 ClientHello

Gentry Deng via nginx
October 09, 2023 11:56AM
Hello,


I recently encountered a compatibility issue with X25519Kyber768
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1484074: I was
unable to access the site via X25519Kyber768-enabled Google Chrome on a
server with only TLS 1.2 enabled, but not TLS 1.3.

The Chromium team replied:


> Regarding TLS 1.2 vs TLS 1.3, a TLS ClientHello is generally good for
> all the parameters we support. So though we include TLS 1.3 with Kyber
> in there, we also include parameters for TLS 1.3 without Kyber and TLS
> 1.2. So if the server and network well behaving correctly, it's
> perfectly fine if the server only supports TLS 1.2.
>
> I'm able to reproduce the problem. It looks like a bug in
> www.paypal.cn's server. They didn't implement TLS 1.2 correctly.
> Specifically, they do not correctly handle when the ClientHello comes
> in in two reads. Before Kyber, this wasn't very common because
> ClientHellos usually fit in a packet. But Kyber makes ClientHellos
> larger, so it is possible to get only a partial ClientHello in the
> first read, and require a second read to try again. This is something
> that any TCP-based application needs to handle; you may not have
> gotten the whole message on a given read and need to keep on reading.
>
> www.paypal.cn will need to fix their server to correctly handle this case.


So the Chromium team isn't considering making a change, so I'm wondering
how compatible nginx is with this? Or what version is needed to make it
error free?


Best regards,

Gentry
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Subject Author Posted

Compatibility of X25519Kyber768 ClientHello

Gentry Deng via nginx October 09, 2023 11:56AM

Re: Compatibility of X25519Kyber768 ClientHello

Maxim Dounin October 09, 2023 02:04PM

Re: Compatibility of X25519Kyber768 ClientHello

noloader October 09, 2023 02:48PM



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