Timing Attack Affecting bouncycastle Open this link in a new tab package, versions [,1.8.7)


0.0
medium
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-DOTNET-BOUNCYCASTLE-1296078

  • published

    20 May 2021

  • disclosed

    20 May 2021

  • credit

    Unknown

How to fix?

Upgrade BouncyCastle to version 1.8.7 or higher.

Overview

BouncyCastle is a C# implementation of cryptographic algorithms.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Timing Attack. A timing issue within the EC math library can expose information about the private key when an attacker is able to observe timing information for the generation of multiple deterministic ECDSA signatures.