Bypassing Elliptic Curve Co-Factor Diffie Hellman security in OpenSSL beta

  • Dmitry Belyavsky (Creator)
  • Billy Brumley (Creator)
  • Jesus Chi Dominguez (Creator)
  • Luis Rivera Zamarripa (Creator)
  • Igor Ustinov (Creator)

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Description

This document is for reproducing one of the research results from the manuscript "Set It and Forget It! Turnkey ECC for Instant Integration", to appear at the 2020 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). This is one of the vulnerabilities included under ECCKAT, Section 3.4 ("OpenSSL: ECC CDH vulnerability").

It demonstrates bypassing Elliptic Curve Co-factor Diffie Hellman (ECC CDH) security, which should fail to derive a shared key if a peer point is not a multiple of the generator. Here the generator is for the NIST B-233 binary curve.

The vulnerability was in a development version of OpenSSL 1.1.1, fixed before the official release of OpenSSL 1.1.1 (Sep 2018).
Date made available2020
Date of data production2020

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