2018-09-23 14:41 UTC

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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004570Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2018-03-14 20:28
Assigned Torhertzog 
Product Version2018.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version2018.2 
Summary0004570: Gnome NetworkManager OpenVPN immediately disconnecting
DescriptionConnecting to ovpn immediately disconnects with error. WOrked before updating to latest ovpn packages
Steps To Reproduceapt install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
install complete .ovpn file and connect
Additional Informationsee attached syslog screenshot
Attached Files




rhertzog (administrator)

There's a rather clear error message in your screenshot. Does your .ovpn file has both entries for "cert" and "key" ?

If not, then that's the issue. If the entries are there, then it might be a bug.


kcartgub (reporter)

Yes, both are there but somehow the key is removed once the connection is saved. Also after manually adding the key later, it is removed immediately when I click save again.

This happened both on my fully upgraded 2017 and a fresh installed 2018.1 kali version, both using network-manager-openvpn-gnome v1.8.0-2 on a KVM virtual machine.


shivadityat (reporter)

Similar problem !



rhertzog (administrator)

This is probably fixed by this upstream commit: https://git.gnome.org/browse/network-manager-openvpn/commit/?id=fcf4b58fe0da5994687469ebb0c6eac3cf083e83

The patch will soon land in Debian unstable. We will likely wait for it and grab the package once available.


kcartgub (reporter)

any expectation when this will happen, have had this issue for several weeks now (6 or more)


rhertzog (administrator)

I just imported network-manager-openvpn 1.8.2-1 from Debian unstable. It should be available shortly in kali-rolling.

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-03-01 08:06 kcartgub New Issue
2018-03-01 08:06 kcartgub File Added: ovpn-fail.png
2018-03-01 09:27 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2018-03-01 09:27 rhertzog Status new => feedback
2018-03-01 09:27 rhertzog Note Added: 0008831
2018-03-01 16:56 kcartgub File Added: ovpn-import.png
2018-03-01 16:56 kcartgub File Added: ovpn-after-save.png
2018-03-01 17:00 kcartgub Note Added: 0008833
2018-03-01 17:00 kcartgub Status feedback => assigned
2018-03-06 15:26 shivadityat Note Added: 0008876
2018-03-06 19:08 rhertzog Note Added: 0008878
2018-03-14 18:51 kcartgub Note Added: 0008927
2018-03-14 20:27 rhertzog Note Added: 0008928
2018-03-14 20:28 rhertzog Status assigned => resolved
2018-03-14 20:28 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2018-03-14 20:28 rhertzog Fixed in Version => 2018.2
+Issue History