Revisiting SSL/TLS Implementations: New Bleichenbacher Side Channels and Attacks

  title={Revisiting SSL/TLS Implementations: New Bleichenbacher Side Channels and Attacks},
  author={Christopher Meyer and Juraj Somorovsky and Eugen Weiss and J{\"o}rg Schwenk and Sebastian Schinzel and Erik Tews},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
As a countermeasure against the famous Bleichenbacher attack on RSA based ciphersuites, all TLS RFCs starting from RFC 2246 (TLS 1.0) propose “to treat incorrectly formatted messages in a manner indistinguishable from correctly formatted RSA blocks”. In this paper we show that this objective has not been achieved yet (cf. Table 1): We present four new Bleichenbacher side channels, and three successful Bleichenbacher attacks against the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS implementation… CONTINUE READING
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