CWE-1197 (Integration Issues<https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/1197.html>) and CWE-1276 (Hardware Child Block Incorrectly Connected to Parent System<https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/1276.html>) can cover these kinds of issues – where the both the individual IPs/blocks are fine by themselves, but there can be weaknesses in a parent component that instantiates both the blocks.
Thanks, Arun From: Kurt Seifried <k...@seifried.org> Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:20 PM To: noloa...@gmail.com Cc: cwe-research-l...@lists.mitre.org Subject: Re: Cross-configuration attacks I assume by CVE you meant CWE, and no there isn't a CWE for "intersection" or "mismatch" attacks. I don't like the term cross-configuration unless it's actually applied to issues that are created by configuration issues, my concern would be technically any intersection vulnerability can be classed as a config issue because you could disable most things somehow/somwhere. Perhaps we need CWE to not just cover weaknesses but normal behaviours so we can better describe "normal behaviour A + normal behavior B = weakness [described if not specific term exists). Do we have a list of CVE "intersection" vulns to look at as a data set to see what is causing these? E.g. configs? badly written specifications that result in different interpretations? One good keyword is "conjunction" but also a lot of false positives: https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/search/results?form_type=Basic&results_type=overview&query=conjunction&search_type=all&isCpeNameSearch=false On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 8:16 PM Jeffrey Walton <noloa...@gmail.com<mailto:noloa...@gmail.com>> wrote: Hi Everyone, This made my radar recently: https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/923.pdf. The interesting thing about the attack is, App A is considered secure in isolation, and App B is considered secure in isolation, but when interacting App A and B produce an insecure result. We've seen bad interactions among components within the same app before, like incorrectly combining authentication and encryption. But in this case it is not the same app. Rather, the vulnerability is a product of two distinct apps using slightly different implementation details sharing data. I'm wondering if there's a CVE to cover the scenario. Looking through existing CVEs I don't see one that jumps out at me. ----- Here's from the abstract of the paper: ... ElGamal encryption has been used in many different contexts, chiefly among them by the OpenPGP standard. Despite its simplicity, or perhaps because of it, in reality there is a large degree of ambiguity on several key aspects of the cipher. Each library in the OpenPGP ecosystem seems to have implemented a slightly different “flavour” of ElGamal encryption. While –taken in isolation– each implementation may be secure, we reveal that in the interoperable world of OpenPGP, unforeseen cross-configuration attacks become possible. Concretely, we propose different such attacks and show their practical efficacy by recovering plaintexts and even secret keys. -- Kurt Seifried (He/Him) k...@seifried.org<mailto:k...@seifried.org>