Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

There's a history of vulnerabilities like these, in some of the most important crypto libraries. For instance: until 2008, NSS, the TLS library used by Firefox, couldn't properly validate RSA signatures from e=3 RSA keys (it wasn't validating the full signature block, but rather parsing it and looking for the embedded hash). For e=3 roots, which were readily available at the time, you could simply build any signature block you wanted and then take its cube root.





Bleichenbacher'06 never dies.

Neither does BB'98

Can’t wait for BB20

Interesting. Were there any similar vulnerabilities in Windows XP's crypto libraries?

There have been crypto vulnerabilities in Windows libraries before, but not the e=3 vulnerability; CryptoAPI parsed RSA signatures back-to-front, and so sidestepped the issue.



Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: