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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware vCloud Vendors:   VMware
(VMware Issues Fix for vCloud) OpenSSL Montgomery Ladder Timing Lets Local Users Conduct Side-Channel Attacks to Obtain ECDSA Nonces
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030105
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030105
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0076   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 17 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A local user can obtain Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) nonces. VMware vCloud Networking and Security and vCloud Automation Center are affected.

A local user can exploit a timing flaw in the Montgomery ladder implementation during swap operations to perform a FLUSH+RELOAD cache side-channel attack and potentially recover ECDSA nonces.

The original advisory is available at:

http://eprint.iacr.org/2014/140.pdf

Yuval Yarom and Naomi Benger reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can recover ECDSA nonces.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.4, 5.5.2). A fix is pending for vCloud Automation Center.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0004.html

Vendor URL:  www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error

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Apr 8 2014 OpenSSL Montgomery Ladder Timing Lets Local Users Conduct Side-Channel Attacks to Obtain ECDSA Nonces



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