Vulnerability CVE-2018-0495


Published: 2018-06-13

Description:
Libgcrypt before 1.7.10 and 1.8.x before 1.8.3 allows a memory-cache side-channel attack on ECDSA signatures that can be mitigated through the use of blinding during the signing process in the _gcry_ecc_ecdsa_sign function in cipher/ecc-ecdsa.c, aka the Return Of the Hidden Number Problem or ROHNP. To discover an ECDSA key, the attacker needs access to either the local machine or a different virtual machine on the same physical host.

 References:
https://dev.gnupg.org/T4011
https://git.gnupg.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=libgcrypt.git;a=commit;h=9010d1576e278a4274ad3f4aa15776c28f6ba965
https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2018q2/000426.html
https://www.nccgroup.trust/us/our-research/technical-advisory-return-of-the-hidden-number-problem/

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