|Description||The RC4 algorithm, as used in the TLS protocol and SSL protocol, does not properly combine state data with key data during the initialization phase, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct plaintext-recovery attacks against the initial bytes of a stream by sniffing network traffic that occasionally relies on keys affected by the Invariance Weakness, and then using a brute-force approach involving LSB values, aka the "Bar Mitzvah" issue.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|References||DLA-303-1, DSA-3316-1, DSA-3339-1|
|NVD severity||medium (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|openjdk-6 (PTS)||wheezy, wheezy (security)||6b38-1.13.10-1~deb7u1||fixed|
|openjdk-8 (PTS)||stretch (security), stretch||8u141-b15-1~deb9u1||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
This CVE is specific to the design of the RC4 protocol and not to its
"Applies to client and server deployment of JSSE."