[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | "certificate_required" alert is unknown (#715)

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Issue 715: https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/issues/715
Author:    Daiki Ueno

## Description of problem:

The server utilizing post-handshake authentication may send a "certificate_required" alert (116) when the client doesn't send any certificate.  GnuTLS doesn't know that alert currently. 

## Version of gnutls used:


## Distributor of gnutls (e.g., Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL)


## How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

 * set up apache with post-handshake authentication enabled
Alias /aaa/ /var/www/aaa/
<Directory "/var/www/aaa/">
        SSLOptions +StrictRequire
        SSLVerifyClient require
        SSLVerifyDepth  10
        SSLOptions +FakeBasicAuth
 * connect to the server with gnutls-cli:
{ printf 'GET /aaa HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: localhost.localdomain\r\n\r\n'; sleep 10; } | gnutls-cli --x509cafile=Documents/data/ca-cert.pem --post-handshake-auth -d 6 -p 443 localhost.localdomain

## Actual results:

*** Re-auth was performed.
|<5>| REC[0x5586e0e86ae0]: SSL 3.3 Application Data packet received. Epoch 2, length: 19
|<5>| REC[0x5586e0e86ae0]: Expected Packet Application Data(23)
|<5>| REC[0x5586e0e86ae0]: Received Packet Application Data(23) with length: 19
|<5>| REC[0x5586e0e86ae0]: Decrypted Packet[3] Alert(21) with length: 2
|<5>| REC[0x5586e0e86ae0]: Alert[2|116] - (null) - was received
|<3>| ASSERT: record.c[record_add_to_buffers]:877
|<3>| ASSERT: record.c[record_add_to_buffers]:884
|<3>| ASSERT: record.c[_gnutls_recv_in_buffers]:1567
|<3>| ASSERT: record.c[_gnutls_recv_int]:1766
*** Fatal error: A TLS fatal alert has been received.
*** Received alert [116]: (unknown)
*** Server has terminated the connection abnormally.

## Expected results:

116 should be replaced with readable description.

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