Opera browsers may crash if they use TLS to connect to an IIS 7.0 Web server that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

You have installed a Transport Layer Security (TLS) server certificate on a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that is running Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0. However, if the TLS server certificate contains an Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) authority information access (AIA) extension, Opera browsers that use TLS to connect to a Web site that is located on the IIS 7.0 Web server may crash.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of the way Opera browsers parse the TLS extension that indicates server support for OCSP stapling.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, download and then install Opera Web browser version 9.26 or a later version. To download Opera Web browser version 9.26, visit the following Opera Web site:
http://www.opera.com/download/
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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the TLS certificate issue in Opera Web browsers, visit the following Opera Web site:
http://my.opera.com/yngve/blog/2008/02/19/leading-edge-trouble
For more information about TLS extensions and the specific extension that supports OCSP stapling, visit the following Internet Engineering Task Force Web site:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3546.txt
For more information about how OCSP works, visit the following Internet Engineering Task Force Web site:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5019.txt
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Article ID: 949076 - Last Review: February 27, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
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