An updated jss package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
JSS is a Java binding to Network Security Services (NSS), which provides SSL/TLS network protocols and other security services in the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) suite. JSS is primarily utilized by the Certificate Server.
The java.net.SocketException was accompanied by a misleading error message because the exception definition was using a variable pointed to a wrong address. With this update, the underlying code has been modified and the exception now uses the correct error message.
On Luna SA HSM in FIPS mode, Red Hat Certificate System failed to generate a certificate and threw an exception if ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) algorithms was set to higher than SHA1withEC. This occurred because in FIPS mode, the SSL protocol requires ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman), which is not supported by Luna SA. With this update, the ECDH support has been provided by JSS/NSS, and certificates are created and used with SSL correctly.
In FIPS mode, DRM (Data Recovery Manager) failed to recover keys because it failed to import the respective key. With this update, the key is generated on recovery and the recovery succeeds.
All users of jss are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.