Sunday, March 8, 2015

Netiquette IQ Security Alert - Via US-CERT - FREAK SSL/TLS Vulnerability


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National Cyber Awareness System:
03/06/2015 06:19 PM EST

Original release date: March 06, 2015
FREAK (Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys CVE-2015-0204) is a weakness in some implementations of SSL/TLS that may allow an attacker to decrypt secure communications between vulnerable clients and servers.
Google has released an updated version of its Android OS and Chrome browser for OS X to mitigate the vulnerability. Microsoft has released a Security Advisory that includes a workaround for supported Windows systems.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review Vulnerability Note VU#243585 for more information and apply all necessary mitigations as vendors make them available. Users may visit freakattack.com to help determine whether their browsers are vulnerable. (Note: DHS does not endorse any private sector product or service. The last link is provided for informational purposes only.)
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