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Re: [TZO-27-2009] Firefox Denial of Service (Keygen) May 28 2009 11:01AM
Tavis Ormandy (taviso sdf lonestar org) (1 replies)
Thierry Zoller <Thierry (at) Zoller (dot) lu [email concealed]> wrote:
> According to a Bugzilla entry memory is also leaked during the process.
>
> So let's recap, we have a function that generates key material and looping
> causes memory to leak. One might think this should be important enough to
> investigate, especially if you know that for DSA for instance, only a few
> bits of k can reveal an entire private key. [3]
>
> Note: I am not saying the memory leaks include key material, seeing the
> lack of interest this bugzilla ticket triggered, I have not considered
> investigating further. What I am saying is that if security is taken
> seriously memory leaks that directly or indirectly happen during key
> generation need to be investigated thoroughly.
>

I suspect there may be a language issue here, you seem to be confusing the
terms "information leak" and "memory leak", they're entirely unrelated
concepts despite the similar name.

Thanks, Tavis.

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Re[2]: [TZO-27-2009] Firefox Denial of Service (Keygen) May 28 2009 05:48PM
Thierry Zoller (Thierry Zoller lu)


 

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