#VU11223 Brute-force attack in The Bouncy Castle Crypto Package For Java

Published: 2018-03-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU11223

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-5382


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
The Bouncy Castle Crypto Package For Java
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Legion of the Bouncy Castle Inc.

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to cobtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to a design error when determining the size of the to be used to protect data inside of a keystore. A local attacker can gain access to a BKSv1 keystore file, bypass security restrictions and conduct brute-force attack.

Update to version 1.47 or later.

Vulnerable software versions

The Bouncy Castle Crypto Package For Java: 1.0 - 1.46


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