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Re: Correction: Re: Serious crypto problem fixed by envelope HMAC method insteadof currently used prefix
From: Steve Friedl (steveunixwiz.net)
Date: Tue Nov 21 2006 - 00:02:13 CST
On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 01:45:45PM -0500, Omirjan Batyrbaev wrote:
> This would have been a problem if the HMAC was just SHA-1(...) or MD5 (...)
> or similar type of prefix HMAC. However, the HMAC used in TLS is more
> involved construct (see RFC 2104) and the attack is not applicable.
It is indeed more complicated than that, and though one could certainly
look at a boring RFC, it would sure be easier to look at a colorful
technical illustration that shows how HMAC works.
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