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Issue #17980: Fix possible abuse of ssl.match_hostname() for denial of service using certificates with many wildcards (CVE-2013-2099).

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     pass
 
 
-def _dnsname_to_pat(dn):
+def _dnsname_to_pat(dn, max_wildcards=1):
     pats = []
     for frag in dn.split(r'.'):
+        if frag.count('*') > max_wildcards:
+            # Issue #17980: avoid denials of service by refusing more
+            # than one wildcard per fragment.  A survery of established
+            # policy among SSL implementations showed it to be a
+            # reasonable choice.
+            raise CertificateError(
+                "too many wildcards in certificate DNS name: " + repr(dn))
         if frag == '*':
             # When '*' is a fragment by itself, it matches a non-empty dotless
             # fragment.

Lib/test/test_ssl.py

         self.assertRaises(ValueError, ssl.match_hostname, None, 'example.com')
         self.assertRaises(ValueError, ssl.match_hostname, {}, 'example.com')
 
+        # Issue #17980: avoid denials of service by refusing more than one
+        # wildcard per fragment.
+        cert = {'subject': ((('commonName', 'a*b.com'),),)}
+        ok(cert, 'axxb.com')
+        cert = {'subject': ((('commonName', 'a*b.co*'),),)}
+        ok(cert, 'axxb.com')
+        cert = {'subject': ((('commonName', 'a*b*.com'),),)}
+        with self.assertRaises(ssl.CertificateError) as cm:
+            ssl.match_hostname(cert, 'axxbxxc.com')
+        self.assertIn("too many wildcards", str(cm.exception))
+
     def test_server_side(self):
         # server_hostname doesn't work for server sockets
         ctx = ssl.SSLContext(ssl.PROTOCOL_SSLv23)
 Library
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+- Issue #17980: Fix possible abuse of ssl.match_hostname() for denial of
+  service using certificates with many wildcards (CVE-2013-2099).
+
 - Issue #17192: Restore the patch for Issue #11729 and Issue #10309
   which were omitted in 3.2.4 when updating the bundled version of
   libffi used by ctypes.