Raffi Raffi - 7 months ago 17
Python Question

Opening a SSL socket connection in Python

I'm trying to establish a secure socket connection in Python, and i'm having a hard time with the SSL bit of it. I've found some code examples of how to establish a connection with SSL, but they all involve key files. The server i'm trying to connect with doesn't need to receive any keys or certificates. My question is how do I essentially wrap a python socket connection with SSL. I know for a fact that the cipher i'm suppose to use is

ADH-AES256-SHA
, and the protocol is
TLSv1
. This is what i've been trying:

import socket
import ssl

# SET VARIABLES
packet, reply = "<packet>SOME_DATA</packet>", ""
HOST, PORT = 'XX.XX.XX.XX', 4434

# CREATE SOCKET
sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
sock.settimeout(10)

# WRAP SOCKET ???
ssl.wrap_socket(sock, ssl_version="TLSv1", ciphers="ADH-AES256-SHA")

# CONNECT AND PRINT REPLY
sock.connect((HOST, PORT))
sock.send(packet)
print sock.recv(1280)

# CLOSE SOCKET CONNECTION
sock.close()


When I run this code, I don't get any errors, but I get a blank response. When trying to debug this code in the command line, by typing in
python
in the terminal and pasting in code line by line, I get what i'm assuming is a status code when running
sock.send(packet)
. The integer response I get is
26
. If anyone knows what this means, or can help in anyway it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Answer

Ok, I figured out what was wrong. It was kind of foolish of me. I had two problems with my code. My first mistake was when specifying the ssl_version I put in TLSv1 when it should have been ssl.PROTOCOL_TLSv1. The second mistake was that I wasn't referencing the wrapped socket, instead I was calling the original socket that I have created. The below code seemed to work for me.

import socket
import ssl

# SET VARIABLES
packet, reply = "<packet>SOME_DATA</packet>", ""
HOST, PORT = 'XX.XX.XX.XX', 4434

# CREATE SOCKET
sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
sock.settimeout(10)

# WRAP SOCKET
wrappedSocket = ssl.wrap_socket(sock, ssl_version=ssl.PROTOCOL_TLSv1, ciphers="ADH-AES256-SHA")

# CONNECT AND PRINT REPLY
wrappedSocket.connect((HOST, PORT))
wrappedSocket.send(packet)
print wrappedSocket.recv(1280)

# CLOSE SOCKET CONNECTION
wrappedSocket.close()

Hope this can help somebody!

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