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From "Vamsavardhana Reddy (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-2925) Key used for encryption same for all server instances
Date Sat, 15 Sep 2007 14:51:32 GMT

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Vamsavardhana Reddy commented on GERONIMO-2925:
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Definitely better than what exists now.

> Key used for encryption same for all server instances
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GERONIMO-2925
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-2925
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.x, 1.2, 2.0-M5
>            Reporter: Michael Malgeri
>            Assignee: David Jencks
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: GERONIMO-2925.patch
>
>
> We understand that WASCE use AES to encrypt the password.  You do 
> javax.crypto.Cipher.getInstance("AES") and init() with a hard-coded key.
> This key is same for all the WASCE server instances.  Anyone getting access to a downloaded
version of the software can have the algorithm and decrypt the password.  So we need your
urgent help on the following:
> 1. provide a solution with key management that we can control
> 2. provide a pluggable encryption solution so that we can use our internal algorithms
and key management
> At least,
> 3. the key should be dynamically generated in each of the installations that would reduce
the ability to decrypt to someone who has access to the server.

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