Montag, 20. Januar 2020

CVE-2020-2655 JSSE Client Authentication Bypass

TLDR: If you are using TLS ClientAuthentication in Java 11 or newer you should patch NOW. There is a trivial bypass.

During our joint research on DTLS state machines, we discovered a really interesting vulnerability (CVE-2020-2655) in the recent versions of Sun JSSE (Java 11, 13). Interestingly, the vulnerability does not only affect DTLS implementations but does also affects the TLS implementation of JSSE in a similar way. The vulnerability allows an attacker to completely bypass client authentication and to authenticate as any user for which it knows the certificate WITHOUT needing to know the private key. If you just want the PoC's, feel free to skip the intro.

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