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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


The timing attack protection in Rijndael::Enc::ProcessAndXorBlock and Rijndael::Dec::ProcessAndXorBlock in Crypto++ (aka cryptopp) before 5.6.4 may be optimized out by the compiler, which allows attackers to conduct timing attacks.

  • LOW
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published