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nettle-3.7.1.tar.gz and nettle-3.7.2.tar.gz

About: Nettle is a low-level cryptographic library.

NEWS  (nettle-3.7.1):NEWS  (nettle-3.7.2)
NEWS for the Nettle 3.7.2 release
This is a bugfix release, fixing a bug in ECDSA signature
verification that could lead to a denial of service attack
(via an assertion failure) or possibly incorrect results. It
also fixes a few related problems where scalars are required
to be canonically reduced modulo the ECC group order, but in
fact may be slightly larger.
Upgrading to the new version is strongly recommended.
Even when no assert is triggered in ecdsa_verify, ECC point
multiplication may get invalid intermediate values as input,
and produce incorrect results. It's trivial to construct
alleged signatures that result in invalid intermediate values.
It appears difficult to construct an alleged signature that
makes the function misbehave in such a way that an invalid
signature is accepted as valid, but such attacks can't be
ruled out without further analysis.
Thanks to Guido Vranken for setting up the fuzzer tests that
uncovered this problem.
The new version is intended to be fully source and binary
compatible with Nettle-3.6. The shared library names are
libnettle.so.8.3 and libhogweed.so.6.3, with sonames
libnettle.so.8 and libhogweed.so.6.
Bug fixes:
* Fixed bug in ecdsa_verify, and added a corresponding test
case.
* Similar fixes to ecc_gostdsa_verify and gostdsa_vko.
* Similar fixes to eddsa signatures. The problem is less severe
for these curves, because (i) the potentially out or range
value is derived from output of a hash function, making it
harder for the attacker to to hit the narrow range of
problematic values, and (ii) the ecc operations are
inherently more robust, and my current understanding is that
unless the corresponding assert is hit, the verify
operation should complete with a correct result.
* Fix to ecdsa_sign, which with a very low probability could
return out of range signature values, which would be
rejected immediately by a verifier.
NEWS for the Nettle 3.7.1 release NEWS for the Nettle 3.7.1 release
This is primarily a bug fix release, fixing a couple of This is primarily a bug fix release, fixing a couple of
problems found in Nettle-3.7. problems found in Nettle-3.7.
The new version is intended to be fully source and binary The new version is intended to be fully source and binary
compatible with Nettle-3.6. The shared library names are compatible with Nettle-3.6. The shared library names are
libnettle.so.8.2 and libhogweed.so.6.2, with sonames libnettle.so.8.2 and libhogweed.so.6.2, with sonames
libnettle.so.8 and libhogweed.so.6. libnettle.so.8 and libhogweed.so.6.
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