FREAK ("Factoring RSA_EXPORT
Keys") is an Exploit
of a cryptographic weakness
in the SSL
using RSA key-exchange
introduced decades earlier for compliance
with United States Cryptography Export-Import Laws
. (Export Ciphers
FREAK is an Exploit of the RSA key-exchange similar to the logjam which was an attack of the Diffie-Hellman key-exchange.
FREAK allows a downgrade in TLS to Export-grade Cryptography which then allows decryption
FREAK attack in OpenSSL has the CVE identifier CVE-2015-0204.
There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- - FREAK - based on information obtained 2017-06-07-