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Vulnerability Change Records for CVE-2023-49290

Change History

New CVE Received by NIST 12/04/2023 7:15:09 PM

Action Type Old Value New Value
Added CVSS V3.1

GitHub, Inc. AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Added CWE

GitHub, Inc. CWE-400
Added Description

lestrrat-go/jwx is a Go module implementing various JWx (JWA/JWE/JWK/JWS/JWT, otherwise known as JOSE) technologies. A p2c parameter set too high in JWE's algorithm PBES2-* could lead to a denial of service. The JWE key management algorithms based on PBKDF2 require a JOSE Header Parameter called p2c (PBES2 Count). This parameter dictates the number of PBKDF2 iterations needed to derive a CEK wrapping key. Its primary purpose is to intentionally slow down the key derivation function, making password brute-force and dictionary attacks more resource- intensive. Therefore, if an attacker sets the p2c parameter in JWE to a very large number, it can cause a lot of computational consumption, resulting in a denial of service. This vulnerability has been addressed in commit `64f2a229b` which has been included in release version 1.2.27 and 2.0.18. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.
Added Reference

GitHub, Inc. https://github.com/lestrrat-go/jwx/commit/64f2a229b8e18605f47361d292b526bdc4aee01c [No types assigned]
Added Reference

GitHub, Inc. https://github.com/lestrrat-go/jwx/security/advisories/GHSA-7f9x-gw85-8grf [No types assigned]