Padding oracle attack


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This script is possibly vulnerable to a Padding Oracle Attack. At Eurocrypt 2002, Vaudenay introduced a powerful side-channel attack, which is called padding oracle attack, against CBC-mode encryption with PKCS#5 padding. If there is an oracle which on receipt of a ciphertext, decrypts it and then replies to the sender whether the padding is correct or not, Vaudenay shows how to use that oracle to efficiently decrypt data without knowing the encryption key.


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