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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-6078

Original release date: 06/17/2014
Last revised: 06/19/2014


The default configuration of EMC RSA BSAFE Toolkits and RSA Data Protection Manager (DPM) 20130918 uses the Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generation (Dual_EC_DRBG) algorithm, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms by leveraging unspecified "security concerns," aka the ESA-2013-068 issue. NOTE: this issue has been SPLIT from CVE-2007-6755 because the vendor announcement did not state a specific technical rationale for a change in the algorithm; thus, CVE cannot reach a conclusion that a CVE-2007-6755 concern was the reason, or one of the reasons, for this change.


As with CVE-2007-6755 this vulnerability has been scored with the assumption the relationship between P and Q is known to the attacker. Please see CVE-2007-6755 [link: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2007-6755] more information.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://threatpost.com/in-wake-of-latest-crypto-revelations-everything-is-suspect
External Source: MISC
Name: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/stop-using-nsa-influence-code-in-our-product-rsa-tells-customers/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-332655/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2013/09/rsa-warns-developers-against-its-own.html

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