#VU46019 Cryptographic issues


Published: 2020-08-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU46019

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6829

CWE-ID: CWE-310

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Mozilla Firefox
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to usage of wNAF point multiplication algorithm when performing EC scalar point multiplication, which leaked partial information about the nonce used during signature generation. A remote attacker can perform an electro-magnetic side-channel attack and recover the private key.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 70.0 - 79.0


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-36/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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