Query regarding S4U2Self protocol extension

Isaac Boukris iboukris at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 07:06:00 EDT 2021

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 1:46 PM Vipul Mehta <vipulmehta.1989 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now we know that behavior is unified and S4U2Self ticket should be forwardable to avoid vulnerability, i think we can add a check in MIT Kerberos API itself such that before sending S4U2Proxy TGS-REQ to KDC, if ticket is not forwardable it will fail in client itself.
> I can see that JDK has this check:
> https://github.com/openjdk/jdk/blob/739769c8fc4b496f08a92225a12d07414537b6c0/src/java.security.jgss/share/classes/sun/security/krb5/internal/CredentialsUtil.java -> line 105

MIT used to have that as well before RBCD was added, although I don't
think this was ever necessary, as that check should be done in the
KDC. Also disabling NonForwardableDelegation can be a valid usage when
relying on SIDs and not using protected-group, as in the original RBCD


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