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Apple Fixes Critical Triple-handshake Flaw

25/04/2014 by

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Apple has fixed a critical “triple-handshake” crypto vulnerability with a round of OS X and iOS updates that would allow an attacker with a privileged network position to capture data or change the operations performed in sessions protected by SSL.

According to Secure Resumption, the triple-handshake issue can be described like this: “If a TLS client connects to a malicious server and presents a client credential, the server can then impersonate the client at any other server that accepts the same credential. Concretely, the malicious server performs a man-in-the-middle attack on three successive handshakes between the honest client and server, and succeeds in impersonating the client on the third handshake.”

This article has been extracted from http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/38098/apple-fixes-critical-triplehandshake-flaw/

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