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CVE-2017-9526

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Overview

In Libgcrypt before 1.7.7, an attacker who learns the EdDSA session key (from side-channel observation during the signing process) can easily recover the long-term secret key. 1.7.7 makes a cipher/ecc-eddsa.c change to store this session key in secure memory, to ensure that constant-time point operations are used in the MPI library.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3347-1
Posted Jul 3, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3347-1 - Daniel J. Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot Bruinderink, Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal, and Yuval Yarom discovered that Libgcrypt was susceptible to an attack via side channels. A local attacker could use this attack to recover RSA private keys. It was discovered that Libgcrypt was susceptible to an attack via side channels. A local attacker could use this attack to possibly recover EdDSA private keys. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 17.04. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-7526, CVE-2017-9526
MD5 | f7586c3b8130c5bffe6e14dc9684fda6
Debian Security Advisory 3880-1
Posted Jun 14, 2017
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3880-1 - It was discovered that a side channel attack in the EdDSA session key handling in Libgcrypt may result in information disclosure.

tags | advisory, info disclosure
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2017-9526
MD5 | 8171c625f6e81ca504335f56b54b7a5b
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