Knowledge Base


Key Exchange Algorithm: RSA


RSA[443][444] key exchange is a key exchange[133] that 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. Throughout its history RSA encryption has had many security flaws[445][446][447][448][449][450] and was affected by variety of attack types: chosen-ciphertext attack[55] (eg: Bleichenbacher's attack[1][2], ROBOT attack[18][19][20][21]), side-channel attack[69][70][71] (eg: padding oracle attack[63][64][65][66], like Bleichenbacher's cat[3][4][5][6]).
Always prefer cipher suites with PFS property over the non-PFS ones. Note that performance considerations implies preferring Ephemeral Elliptic-curve Diffie–Hellman[432][433] over Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman[405][406][407][408].

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OpenSSL version: 0.9.8+
SSLCipherSuite …:!kRSA
OpenSSL version: 0.9.8+
ssl_ciphers …:!kRSA

Affected Ciphersuites