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Mbed TLS -- Side channel attack on ECDSA

Affected packages
mbedtls < 2.16.4


VuXML ID b70b880f-5727-11ea-a2f3-001cc0382b2f
Discovery 2019-10-25
Entry 2020-02-24

Janos Follath reports:

Our bignum implementation is not constant time/constant trace, so side channel attacks can retrieve the blinded value, factor it (as it is smaller than RSA keys and not guaranteed to have only large prime factors), and then, by brute force, recover the key.


CVE Name CVE-2019-18222