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2.4.9 (2015-11-23)

Zend Framework 2.4.9 (2015-11-23)

SECURITY UPDATES

  • ZF2015-09: Zend\Captcha\Word generates a "word" for a CAPTCHA challenge by selecting a sequence of random letters from a character set. Prior to this vulnerability announcement, the selection was performed using PHP's internal array_rand() function. This function does not generate sufficient entropy due to its usage of rand() instead of more cryptographically secure methods such as openssl_pseudo_random_bytes(). This could potentially lead to information disclosure should an attacker be able to brute force the random number generation. This release contains a patch that replaces the array_rand() calls to use Zend\Math\Rand::getInteger(), which provides better RNG.

  • ZF2015-10: Zend\Crypt\PublicKey\Rsa\PublicKey has a call to openssl_public_encrypt() which used PHP's default $padding argument, which specifies OPENSSL_PKCS1_PADDING, indicating usage of PKCS1v1.5 padding. This padding has a known vulnerability, the Bleichenbacher's chosen-ciphertext attack, which can be used to recover an RSA private key. This release contains a patch that changes the padding argument to use OPENSSL_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING.

    Users upgrading to this version may have issues decrypting previously stored values, due to the change in padding. If this occurs, you can pass the constant OPENSSL_PKCS1_PADDING to a new $padding argument in Zend\Crypt\PublicKey\Rsa::encrypt() and decrypt() (though typically this should only apply to the latter):

    $decrypted = $rsa->decrypt($data, $key, $mode, OPENSSL_PKCS1_PADDING);
    

    where $rsa is an instance of Zend\Crypt\PublicKey\Rsa.

    (The $key and $mode argument defaults are null and Zend\Crypt\PublicKey\Rsa::MODE_AUTO, if you were not using them previously.)

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