Cryptographic Issues Affecting package, versions <3.0.13



    Attack Complexity High
    Availability High

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  • published 6 Aug 2020
  • disclosed 6 Aug 2020
  • credit calctopian

Introduced: 6 Aug 2020

CVE NOT AVAILABLE CWE-310 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

Upgrade to version 3.0.13 or higher.


Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Cryptographic Issues. If a malicious attacker adds one of points of the subgroups of small order (i.e., non-identity torsion points) to a key image, up to 7 double spends could be performed for each authentic spend on the cothority: this is now prevented by the Ge25519HasSmallOrder function.

This happens because multiplying the sum of a torsion point by a multiple of 8 and a "normal" point will return the same point, because multiplying small subgroup points by 8 returns the identity element. Without the function Ge25519HasSmallOrder, signatures verify on malicious key images derived from the authentic ones.