On the Validation of Web X.509 Certificates by TLS interception products
Source of Publication
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol aims to provide confidentiality and integrity of data. It is based on X.509 Certificates. Our previous research showed that popular Web Browsers exhibit non-standardized behaviour with respect to the certificate validation process . This paper extends that work by examining their handling of OCSP Stapling. We also examine several popular HTTPS interception products, including proxies and anti-virus tools, regarding their certificate validation processes. We analyse and compare their behaviour to that described in the relative standards. Finally, we propose a system that allows the automation of certificate validation tests.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Wazan, Ahmad Samer; Laborde, Romain; Chadwick, David; Venant, Remi; Benzekri, Abdelmalek; Billoir, Eddie; and Alfandi, Omar, "On the Validation of Web X.509 Certificates by TLS interception products" (2020). All Works. 2576.
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Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license