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One of the Let’s Encrypt’s Root Certificates expired today (and their corresponding intermediate yesterday); how is your infrastructure doing?

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/30

Last weekend I published 5 days before the Let’s Encrypt’s Root Certificate is expiring!

It basically was a post trying to amplify the [Wayback/Archive.isLet’s Encrypt’s Root Certificate is expiring! message by [WaybackScott Helme .

Yesterday and today, he is maintaining a Twitter thread on things that have broken.

Quite a few things have, including some versions of curl, on which a lot of infrastructure relies (the certificate for it got fixed later on 20120930), see:

Two important starting points in his thread:

  1. [Archive.is] Scott Helme on Twitter: “🚨🚨🚨 5 minutes until the Let’s Encrypt R3 intermediate expires 🚨🚨🚨 29 September 2021 19:21:40 UTC”
  2. [Archive.is] Scott Helme on Twitter: “🚨🚨🚨 30 minute warning 🚨🚨🚨 IdentTrust DST Root CA X3 Expires: Sep 30 14:01:15 2021 UTC… “

If you want to check from one of your own clients, try [Archive.is] Scott Helme on Twitter: “I’ve created a test site to help identify issues with clients. If you can connect to https://t.co/bXHsnlRk8D then your client can handle being served the expired R3 Intermediate in the server chain!… “

[Wayback/Archive.is] https://expired-r3-test.scotthelme.co.uk/

Note that neither SSLabs, nor Cencys, nor CertCheckkerApp do show the expired certificate, only the new one:

Yes, I know the pluimers.com web server is rated B from a TLS perspective. Will be working on it, but I’m still recovering from rectum cancer treatments, and have an almost 1.5 year backlog to get through.

–jeroen

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