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CVE-2020-10932

Published: 15 April 2020

An issue was discovered in Arm Mbed TLS before 2.16.6 and 2.7.x before 2.7.15. An attacker that can get precise enough side-channel measurements can recover the long-term ECDSA private key by (1) reconstructing the projective coordinate of the result of scalar multiplication by exploiting side channels in the conversion to affine coordinates; (2) using an attack described by Naccache, Smart, and Stern in 2003 to recover a few bits of the ephemeral scalar from those projective coordinates via several measurements; and (3) using a lattice attack to get from there to the long-term ECDSA private key used for the signatures. Typically an attacker would have sufficient access when attacking an SGX enclave and controlling the untrusted OS.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
mbedtls
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal Needs triage

groovy Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish Needs triage

jammy Needs triage

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Ignored
(end of standard support, was needs-triage)