[Bug 1625044] [NEW] unable to connect to secured install on trusty from xenial client

James Page james.page at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 19 08:20:27 UTC 2016

Public bug reported:

This was detected after we switch the hosts used to openstack charm
amulet tests from trusty->xenial.

The rabbitmq-server charms exercise messaging from the test client; this
includes validating SSL functionality and configuration.  Prior to the
switch, trusty clients (using pika) could quite happily validate SSL for
all rabbitmq-server ubuntu targets (through to xenial/yakkety).

With the switch to xenial, the connections get reset when SSL is enable
early in the TLS setup lifecycle;  this is reproducable outside of pika
using the openssl client directly:

  openssl s_client -connect -tls1 -state -debug

I also (on the advice of the security team) ran the http://testssl.sh
script against RabbitMQ - with Xenial or Yakkety hosts, it all looks OK,
but against a Trusty host, the SSL/TLS connections never actually
establish correctly.  Again from a trusty client, testssl.sh runs OK.

I suspect that this is something todo with the erlang version in trusty
(16.b3) vs xenial (>= 18):


The RabbitMQ website indicates that 17.0 is requires to use TLS/SSL
reliably (smells like a root cause to me).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: rabbitmq-server 3.2.4-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-9136.55-generic 4.4.16
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-9136-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.21
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Sep 19 08:12:27 2016
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: rabbitmq-server
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 # Generated by juju
 # bump ulimit so rabbit can support lots of connections
 ulimit -n 65536
mtime.conffile..etc.default.rabbitmq.server: 2016-09-17T09:03:36.894989

** Affects: rabbitmq-server (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug trusty uec-images

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