JDK-6946669 : SSL/Krb5 should not call EncryptedData.reset(data, false)
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: org.ietf.jgss:krb5
  • Affected Version: 7
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2010-04-23
  • Updated: 2011-03-07
  • Resolved: 2011-03-07
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JDK 7
7 b102Fixed
Description
EncryptedData.reset(data, false) is not implemented correct. It always tries to remove last byte number of padding bytes at the end. In fact, even in Java, only DES-related etypes append paddings that way, while 3DES uses all zero, and others does not pad at all.

The method is called in TLS's Kerberos ciphersuite after decrypting pre-master secret. The default etype now is DES-related. However, since DES is now abandoned by most vendors, the bug is likely to show up soon.

Furthermore, it's not interopable with other Kerberos implementations. At least Windows uses all zero for DES-related etypes.

Comments
EVALUATION Final fix: only remove padding in two cases: 1. etype is des-cbc-crc, and padding is 4 bytes of 0x04 or 0x00 2. etype is des-cbc-md5, and padding is 8 bytes of 0x08
2010-06-24

EVALUATION http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/tl/jdk/rev/9c0f542c8b37
2010-06-24

EVALUATION EncryptedData.reset() seems unfixable. Fix KerberosPreMasterSecret in the JSSE side: Truncate decrypted data to 48-byte long.
2010-04-23