CVE-2020-12607 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in fastecdsa before 2.1.2. When using the NIST P-256 curve in the ECDSA implementation, the point at infinity is mishandled. This means that for an extreme value in k and s^-1, the signature verification fails even if the signature is correct. This behavior is not solely a usability problem. There are some threat models where an attacker can benefit by successfully guessing users for whom signature verification will fail.


View Analysis Description

Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


NVD Analysts use publicly available information to associate vector strings and CVSS scores. We also display any CVSS information provided within the CVE List from the CNA.

Note: NVD Analysts have published a CVSS score for this CVE based on publicly available information at the time of analysis. The CNA has not provided a score within the CVE List.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/AntonKueltz/fastecdsa/commit/4a16daeaf139be20654ef58a9fe4c79dc030458c Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/AntonKueltz/fastecdsa/commit/7b64e3efaa806b4daaf73bb5172af3581812f8de Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/AntonKueltz/fastecdsa/commit/e592f106edd5acf6dacedfab2ad16fe6c735c9d1 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/AntonKueltz/fastecdsa/issues/52 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-347 Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature cwe source acceptance level NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

CPEs loading, please wait.

Denotes Vulnerable Software
Are we missing a CPE here? Please let us know.

Change History

1 change records found show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-12607
NVD Published Date:
06/02/2020
NVD Last Modified:
06/03/2020
Source:
MITRE