SDWebImage Now Validates SSL Certificates

SDWebImage is a popular iOS library for implementing asynchronous image downloads. Last year, we reported to the development team that SDWebImage had SSL certificate validation disabled when fetching data over HTTPS.

The issue was introduced in June 2014 in version 3.7.0: certificate validation was disabled as a side-effect of adding support for NTLM authentication to the library’s NSURLConnectionDelegate. The specific commit is available here.

The team just released version 3.7.2, which finally addresses this issue and re-enables certificate validation; the actual fix can be seen here. If you’re using SDWebImage in your App, make sure to update the latest version (as always)!

Alban Diquet - 21 Mar 2015 at 12:02