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Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:52:51 +0200
From: Roman Drahtmueller <>
To:,Marcus Meissner <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2016-2178: OpenSSL DSA follows a non-constant time codepath for certain operations

Hi Marcus,

> Hi,
> the openssl team usually announces those LOW issues together with the
> other
> issues during their semi regular advisories.
> (And usually as soon as these LOW CVE issues are getting added to git,
> a
> new advisory is not far away.)

The only low part here appears to be the number of samples needed for a full recovery. 
Are we sure that a "low" rating is justified?
DSA is basically dead, until the constant time switch is flicked. The only countermeasure so far is turning it off. 



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