DescriptionThe NIST SP 800-90A default statement of the Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generation (Dual_EC_DRBG) algorithm contains point Q constants with a possible relationship to certain "skeleton key" values, which might allow context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms by leveraging knowledge of those values. NOTE: this is a preliminary CVE for Dual_EC_DRBG; future research may provide additional details about point Q and associated attacks, and could potentially lead to a RECAST or REJECT of this CVE.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
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Note from the SUSE Security TeamWe have not the flawed Dual_EC_DRBG random generator in any of our products, neither SUSE Linux Enterprise nor openSUSE. SUSE Bugzilla entry: 845686 [RESOLVED / INVALID] No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Sat Oct 12 13:15:03 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:39 2022