Summarizing Known Attacks on Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram TLS (DTLS) (RFC7457)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Feb-06
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Y. Sheffer: AUTHOR [+3]
Over the last few years, there have been several major attacks on TLS [RFC5246], including attacks on its most commonly used ciphers and modes of operation. Details are given in Section 2, but a quick summary is that both AES-CBC and RC4, which together make up for most current usage, have been seriously attacked in the context of TLS.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Y. Sheffer Request for Comments: 7457 Porticor Category: Informational R. Holz ISSN: 2070-1721 Technische Universitaet Muenchen P. Saint-Andre &yet February 2015
Summarizing Known Attacks on Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram TLS (DTLS)
Over the last few years, there have been several serious attacks on Transport Layer Security (TLS), including attacks on its most commonly used ciphers and modes of operation. This document summarizes these attacks, with the goal of motivating generic and protocol-specific recommendations on the usage of TLS and Datagram TLS (DTLS).
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7457 TLS Attacks February 2015
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