WebEOC uses weak cryptographic algorithms to encrypt sensitive information.
WebEOC is a web-based crisis information management application that provides functions to gather, coordinate, and disseminate information between emergency personnel and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). WebEOC uses weak algorithms to encrypt sensitive information. The prerequisite information and effort needed to crack the encryption depends on the algorithm being attacked. However, for a skilled attacker, compromising the crypto-system may still a trivial task.
A remote attacker could recover or derive a private encryption keys, or apply simple cryptanalytic techniques to decipher an encrypted message.
Version 6.0.2 corrects this vulnerability. According to ESi:
This document is based on technical analysis by IOActive and additional information from ESi. Thanks also to the City of Seattle for bringing this to our attention.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2005-07-13|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-07-14 16:35 UTC|