CVE-2020-10932 Detail

Current Description

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.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/FCWN5HIF4CJ2LZTOMEBJ7Q4IMMV7ZU2V/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/ZNOS2IIBH5WNJXZUV546PY7666DE7Y3L/
https://tls.mbed.org/tech-updates/releases/mbedtls-2.16.6-and-2.7.15-released Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 
https://tls.mbed.org/tech-updates/security-advisories Vendor Advisory 
https://tls.mbed.org/tech-updates/security-advisories/mbedtls-security-advisory-2020-04 Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-327 Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-10932
NVD Published Date:
04/15/2020
NVD Last Modified:
06/05/2020
Source:
MITRE