Knowledge Base

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Cipher Suite: TLS_­GOSTR341112_­256_­WITH_­KUZNYECHIK_­MGM_­S

Summary

Name:
TLS_GOSTR341112_256_WITH_KUZNYECHIK_MGM_S
IANA Name:
TLS_GOSTR341112_256_WITH_KUZNYECHIK_MGM_S
Code:
(0xc1, 0x05)
OpenSSL Name:
Protocol Versions:

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Components

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Encryption Type
Name
GOST R 34.12-2015 "Kuznyechik"
Security
Encryption algorithm GOST R 34.12-2015 (Kuznyechik)[350][351] is a block cipher[78][79][80][81] which was designed by the Federal Technical Regulation and Metrology Agency[474][475], now part of the GOST[566][567][568][569] standards maintained by the Euro Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification[464]. The encryption algorithm is considered secure[352], however concept nothing up my sleeve numbers[154][155] is contradicted by hidden algorithms used in this encryption algorithm. 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
MGM
Security
The block cipher mode of operation[82][83][84][85][86] multilinear galois mode[50] is considered secure[51][52]. 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].
Recommendations