A critical signature spoofing by key recreation vulnerability in Cospas-sarsat System by COSPAS-SARSAT.

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The COSPAS-SARSAT protocol allows remote attackers to forge messages, replay encrypted messages, conduct denial of service attacks, and send private messages (unrelated to distress alerts) via a crafted 406 MHz digital signal.


This signature spoofing by key recreation vulnerability has been classified with a high base score of 9.4, a high impact score of 9.2 and a high exploitability score of 10.

Economic Impact

The economic impact provides a custom overview of the affected areas by this vulnerability. If there is a higher amount of predicted attacks, there is a higher probability to be affected by this vulnerability in this particular region.


Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC) is a comprehensive dictionary and classification taxonomy of known attacks that can be used by analysts, developers, testers, and educators to deepen community understanding and enhance protection. The vulnerability has been classificated in 8 categories.

Signature Spoofing by Key Recreation

An attacker obtains an authoritative or reputable signer's private signature key by exploiting a cryptographic weakness in the signature algorithm or pseudorandom number generation and then uses this key to forge signatures from the original signer to mislead a victim into performing actions that benefit the attacker.


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