CVE-2015-8803 Detail

Current Description

The ecc_256_modp function in ecc-256.c in Nettle before 3.2 does not properly handle carry propagation and produces incorrect output in its implementation of the P-256 NIST elliptic curve, which allows attackers to have unspecified impact via unknown vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-8805.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/176807.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/177229.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/177473.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-02/msg00091.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-02/msg00093.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-02/msg00100.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2582.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/02/02/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/02/03/1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2897-1
https://blog.fuzzing-project.org/38-Miscomputations-of-elliptic-curve-scalar-multiplications-in-Nettle.html
https://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle/commit/c71d2c9d20eeebb985e3872e4550137209e3ce4d Patch 
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2016-01/msg00006.html
https://lists.lysator.liu.se/pipermail/nettle-bugs/2015/003028.html Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-254 7PK - Security Features cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-310 Cryptographic Issues cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8803
NVD Published Date:
02/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018
Source:
MITRE