VDB-96088 · CVE-2016-8217 · BID 95831

EMC RSA BSAFE Crypto-J up to 6.2.1 PKCS#12 information disclosure

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A vulnerability has been found in EMC RSA BSAFE Crypto-J up to 6.2.1 and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component PKCS#12. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 01/26/2017. The weakness was presented 01/26/2017 with EMC Product Security Response Center as ESA-2016-154: RSA BSAFEĀ® Crypto-J Multiple Security Vulnerabilities as confirmed mailinglist post (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at seclists.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-8217 since 09/13/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592. The advisory points out:

A possible timing attack could be carried out by modifying a PKCS#12 file that has an integrity MAC for which the password is not known. An attacker could then feed the modified PKCS#12 file to the toolkit and guess the current MAC one by at a time. This is possible because Crypto-J uses a non-constant-time method to compare the stored MAC with the calculated MAC.

Upgrading to version 6.2.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

See 96087 for similar entry.






CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: RSA BSAFE Crypto-J 6.2.2


09/13/2016 🔍
01/26/2017 +135 days 🔍
01/26/2017 +0 days 🔍
01/27/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/27/2017 +0 days 🔍
02/03/2017 +7 days 🔍
11/04/2022 +2100 days 🔍


Vendor: dellemc.com

Advisory: ESA-2016-154: RSA BSAFE® Crypto-J Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Organization: EMC Product Security Response Center
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-8217 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1037732
SecurityFocus: 95831 - EMC RSA BSAFE Crypto-J Security Bypass and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

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Created: 01/27/2017 09:06 PM
Updated: 11/04/2022 11:40 AM
Changes: 01/27/2017 09:06 PM (64), 08/30/2020 12:41 PM (5), 11/04/2022 11:40 AM (5)
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