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Security Advisories: GSA_kwCzR0hTQS14NWoyLWc2M20tZjhnNM4AA5MK

pqc_kyber KyberSlash: division timings depending on secrets

Various Kyber software libraries in various environments leak secret information into timing, specifically because

The KyberSlash pages track which Kyber libraries have this issue, and include a FAQ about the issue.


The KyberSlash pages were written by Daniel J. Bernstein. The FAQ originally said "I", but some people seemed to have trouble finding this authorship statement, so the FAQ now says "Bernstein" instead.


The permanent link for the KyberSlash pages is

Mitigation status in qpc_kyber crate

The issues has not been resolved in the pqc_kyber crate. A third-party fork that mitigates this attack vector has been published as safe_pqc_kyber.

Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: High
Classification: General
Published: 21 days ago
Updated: 21 days ago

CVSS Score: 7.4
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Identifiers: GHSA-x5j2-g63m-f8g4

Affected Packages

Versions: <= 0.7.1
No known fixed version