Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:56:46 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request: openssl timing attack On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 09:24:23AM +0200, Tomas Hoger wrote: > On Mon, 4 Jul 2011 02:52:41 +0400 Solar Designer wrote: > > > Question to OpenSSL developers: is the patch given in Billy Bob > > Brumley and Nicola Tuveri's paper "Remote Timing Attacks Are Still > > Practical" OK to be used by distros? Basically, I am interested in > > its "review status" by upstream - reviewed and approved, reviewed but > > not approved for specific reasons, not sufficiently reviewed. (The > > patch is tiny, but even tiny changes might have non-obvious > > implications.) > > I'm not part of the group you directed this question too, but as I've > not seen any upstream developer or list in CC... Yes, I did not CC. Maybe I should have. I thought that we had some OpenSSL folks in here. > The fix from the paper was committed in openssl CVS within about a week > from public disclosure: > > http://cvs.openssl.org/chngview?cn=20892 > > However, there were some concerns raised regarding the extra #ifdef > wrapping added as part of the commit, which disable the fix by default, > and the name suggests #ifndef was probably intended: > > http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg29283.html This helps. Are you dealing with the issue for Red Hat products? Perhaps you have a Bugzilla entry? Thank you! Alexander
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