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From Thomas Andraschko <andraschko.tho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Reg vulnerability for Server State saving
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:24:37 GMT
Hi,

i don't think there is any other way to configure it but you can still
check the sources: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/myfaces/core/branches/1.1.x/

Regards,
Thomas

2016-12-23 11:21 GMT+01:00 karthik kn <keyankay@gmail.com>:

> Hi All,
> Any thoughts on the below ?
>
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 10:22 AM, karthik kn <keyankay@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > If i use a new key in web.xml as SECRET, it could be still  exposed to
> the
> > Administrator on accessing the system.
> >
> > Wont this cause a vulnerability ? Is there any other mechanism of storing
> > the secret ?
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Moritz Bechler <bechler@agno3.eu>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> > Thank you for clarification. Using the secret mentioned in the below
> >> page
> >> > would suffice or there is some mechanism to generate the SECRET ?
> >> >
> >>
> >> You must not use the keys specified on this page but generate your own
> >> secret ones. An attacker using the same key can then produce a valid
> >> ViewState token containing an exploit. Also, as noted on the security
> >> page and by Leonardo, version up to and including 1.1.7, 1.2.8, 2.0.0
> >> are vulnerable to padding oracle attacks (I haven't had a close look but
> >> I would be pretty sure that also applies to server side state saving).
> >> That means that an attacker may be able to create such tokens without
> >> the knowledge of the key - again allowing for the same exploits.
> >>
> >> So I guess there is no way to be really safe without upgrading.
> >>
> >>
> >> Moritz
> >>
> >> PS: you also might want to consider using something stronger than DES.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
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> >> Persönlich haftend:
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> >> Vertreten durch Joachim Keltsch
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > -------------------------
> > Thanks & Regards
> >
> > Karthik.K.N
> >
>
>
>
> --
> -------------------------
> Thanks & Regards
>
> Karthik.K.N
>

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