Use of a Risky Cryptographic Algorithm Affecting package, versions [,1.6.4)

  • Attack Complexity


  • Confidentiality


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  • published

    16 Oct 2015

  • disclosed

    16 Oct 2015

  • credit

    Tibor Jager, Sebastian Schinzel, Juraj Somorovsky

How to fix?

Upgrade to version 1.6.4 or higher.

Overview is a project that provides a Java implementation of the primary security standards for Web Services, namely the OASIS Web Services Security (WS-Security) specifications from the OASIS Web Services Security TC.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Use of a Risky Cryptographic Algorithm. The PKCS#1 v1.5 Key Transport Algorithm is used to encrypt symmetric keys as part of WS-Security. WSS4J can leak information about where a particular decryption operation fails.