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Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


In Eclipse Californium version 2.0.0 to 2.6.4 and 3.0.0-M1 to 3.0.0-M3, the certificate based (x509 and RPK) DTLS handshakes accidentally succeeds without verifying the server side's signature on the client side, if that signature is not included in the server's ServerKeyExchange.

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CWE-347 - Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature

A cryptographic protocol is meant to ensure that services are provided in a secure manner. An application with absent or improper verification of cryptographic signatures allows malicious users to feed false messages to valid users or to disclose sensitive data, subverting the goals of the protocol. This can lead to security failures such as false authentication, account hijacking, and privilege escalation.


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