Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm Affecting package, versions <1.34.2

  • Exploit Maturity

    Proof of concept

  • Attack Complexity


  • Privileges Required


  • Confidentiality


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  • snyk-id


  • published

    12 Aug 2020

  • disclosed

    12 Aug 2020

  • credit

    Sophie Schmieg

How to fix?

Upgrade to version 1.34.2 or higher.

Overview is an AWS SDK for the Go programming language.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm. A padding oracle vulnerability exists in the AWS S3 Crypto SDK for GoLang versions prior to V2. The SDK allows users to encrypt files with AES-CBC without computing a Message Authentication Code (MAC), which then allows an attacker who has write access to the target's S3 bucket and can observe whether or not an endpoint with access to the key can decrypt a file, they can reconstruct the plaintext with (on average) 128*length (plaintext) queries to the endpoint, by exploiting CBC's ability to manipulate the bytes of the next block and PKCS5 padding errors. It is recommended to update your SDK to V2 or later, and re-encrypt your files.