Knowledge Base

C

Cipher Suite: TLS_­ECDH_­ECDSA_­WITH_­ARIA_­256_­GCM_­SHA384

Summary

Name:
TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_ARIA_256_GCM_SHA384
IANA Name:
TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_ARIA_256_GCM_SHA384
Code:
(0xc0, 0x5f)
OpenSSL Name:
Protocol Versions:
TLS 1.2

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Components

C
Key Exchange Method
Name

ECDH (Fixed Elliptic-curve Diffie-Hellman)

Security

Static Elliptic-curve Diffie–Hellman[434][435] key exchange is a variant of the Elliptic-curve Diffie–Hellman[114][115] key exchange protocol using elliptic-curve cryptography[118][119][120][121]. It has no forward secrecy[127][128][129][130], and does not protect past sessions against future compromises. If long-term secret keys or passwords are compromised, encrypted communications and sessions recorded in the past can be retrieved and decrypted. Leading client applications do not use this algorithm. Unless your application or requirements specifically call for their use, it is generally safer to avoid cipher suites that are not adopted and supported by a critical mass of the industry.

Recommendations

Remove the cipher suite from the list of cipher suites supported by your server or replace the cipher suite with it's Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman[405][406][407][408] version.

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Authentication Method
Name

ECDSA

Security

Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm[266][267][268][269] is the elliptic-curve cryptography[118][119][120][121] based variant of the digital signature[107][108][109][110] names Digital Signature Algorithm[258][259][260][261][262][263] algorithm. It is considered secure [270][271] and gives better performance and smaller key sizes.

C
Encryption Type
Name

ARIA-256

Security

Encryption algorithm ARIA[313][314][315][316] is a block cipher[78][79][80][81] which is considered secure[317], but leading client applications do not use this algorithm. Unless your application or requirements specifically call for their use, it is generally safer to avoid cipher suites that are not adopted and supported by a critical mass of the industry.

Recommendations

Remove the cipher suite from the list of cipher suites supported by your server.

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Encryption Mode
Name

GCM

Security

block cipher mode of operation[82][83][84][85][86] Galois/Counter Mode[46][47][48][49] is considered secure. It provides authenticated encryption[74] which simultaneously assure the confidentiality[91][92][93] and authenticity[75][76][77] of data.

Recommendations

If your application or requirements specifically call for the use of a message authentication code[135][136][137][138] that does not provide authenticated encryption[74] prefer block cipher mode of operation[82][83][84][85][86] (eg: counter with CBC-MAC[32][33][34], Galois/Counter Mode[46][47][48][49] or message authentication code[135][136][137][138] (eg: Poly1305[458][459]) that proved authenticated encryption over the ones which does not provide it.

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Encryption Key Size
Name

256

Security

The symmetric key[185][186][187] withkey size[184] more than 128 bits as it is should be according to National Institute of Standards and Technology[470][471] so it is not vulnerable to preimage attack[67] and it cannreliably prove that message came from the stated sender (its authenticity) and has not been changed, so connection is not open for a man-in-the-middle attack[61].

Recommendations

Remove the cipher suite from the list of cipher suites supported by your server.

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Encryption Block Size
Name

128

Security

The block cipher[78][79][80][81] uses a block size[87] larger than 64 bits, so it is not vulnerable to sweet32 attack[22][23][24][25].

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Message Authentication Code
Name

SHA2-384

Security

message authentication code[135][136][137][138] is a hashed message authentication code[139][140][141][142][143][144][145] which is considered secure. The underlaying cryptographic hash function[94][95][96][97] (Secure Hash Algorithm 2[212][213][214]) is also considered secure.

Recommendations

If your application or requirements specifically call for the use of a message authentication code[135][136][137][138] that does not provide authenticated encryption[74] prefer block cipher mode of operation[82][83][84][85][86] (eg: counter with CBC-MAC[32][33][34], Galois/Counter Mode[46][47][48][49] or message authentication code[135][136][137][138] (eg: Poly1305[458][459]) that proved authenticated encryption over the ones which does not provide it. In case of a hashed message authentication code[139][140][141][142][143][144][145] prefer message authentication code[135][136][137][138] based on Secure Hash Algorithm 2[212][213][214] over the ones based on Secure Hash Algorithm 1[202][203][204].