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A new TLS record padding mechanism

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Authors Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos , Alfredo Pironti
Last updated 2014-05-20 (Latest revision 2013-11-16)
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This memo proposes a new padding mechanism the TLS and DTLS record protocols. It defines a TLS extension to allow arbitrary amount of padding in any ciphersuite. The new padding mechanism eliminates any known padding oracle attacks on the CBC ciphersuites and allows novel length hiding techniques.


Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Alfredo Pironti

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