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        Vulnerability Note VU#307015 Infineon RSA library does not
                      properly generate RSA key pairs
                              18 October 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Infineon RSA
Publisher:         CERT\CC
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Mitigation
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-15361  

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: RSA keys generated by the Infineon library have been included in 
         electronic identity cards issued in Estonia and Slovakia, as well as
         Trusted Plarform Module (TPM) devices included in several large 
         laptop brands. In these cases, the ability to factor these keys 
         could lead to identity theft or access to encrypted hard drive data.

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Vulnerability Note VU#307015

Infineon RSA library does not properly generate RSA key pairs

Original Release date: 16 Oct 2017 | Last revised: 16 Oct 2017


The Infineon RSA library version 1.02.013 does not properly generate RSA
key pairs, which may allow an attacker to recover the RSA private key
corresponding to an RSA public key generated by this library.

CWE-310: Cryptographic Issues - CVE-2017-15361

The Infineon RSA library version 1.02.013 does not properly generate RSA
key pairs. As a result, the keyspace required for a brute force search is
lessened such that it is feasible to factorize keys under at least 2048
bits and obtain the RSA private key. The attacker needs only access to the
victim's RSA public key generated by this library in order to calculate
the private key.

Note that only RSA key generation is impacted. ECC is unaffected. RSA
keys generated by other devices/libraries may also be used safely with
this library.

Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) or smartcards may use this RSA library in
their products. Infineon has provided a partial list of impacted vendors
in a security advisory. Please see our list of impacted vendors below.

The researcher has released a summary of the work. Full details are expected
at the ACM CCS conference in November 2017.


A remote attacker may be able recover the RSA private key from a victim's
public key, if it was generated by the Infineon RSA library.


Apply an update

Check with your device manufacturer for information on firmware updates. A
partial list of affected vendors is below.

Alternatively, affected users may use the following workarounds:

Replace the device

Consider replacing the vulnerable device with a non-impacted device.

Generate a new RSA or ECC key pair

ECC keys are not impacted by this vulnerability. Affected users should
consider generating a new ECC key pair to replace the vulnerable RSA
key pair.

Alternatively, if RSA keys are required, affected users may generate an RSA
key pair using different method (e.g., OpenSSL) and then use the new secure
RSA key pair with the old device. Only RSA key generation is impacted,
not use of secure keys.

4096-bit RSA keys generated by the Infineon library are not known to be
practically factorizable at current publication time, but affected users
should not rely on this property for the long-term future.

Vendor Information

          Vendor           Status   Date Notified Date Updated
Fujitsu                    Affected 16 Oct 2017   16 Oct 2017
Google                     Affected 16 Oct 2017   16 Oct 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Affected 16 Oct 2017   16 Oct 2017
Infineon Technologies AG   Affected -             16 Oct 2017
Lenovo                     Affected 16 Oct 2017   16 Oct 2017
Microsoft Corporation      Affected 16 Oct 2017   16 Oct 2017
WinMagic                   Affected 16 Oct 2017   16 Oct 2017
Yubico                     Affected 16 Oct 2017   16 Oct 2017

If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics
Group		Score	Vector
Base		8.8	AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N
Temporal	6.9	E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental	6.9	CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND




This vulnerability was disclosed by Matus Nemec, Marek Sys, Petr Svenda,
Dusan Klinec, and Vashek Matyas.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2017-15361
Date Public: 16 Oct 2017
Date First Published: 16 Oct 2017
Date Last Updated: 16 Oct 2017
Document Revision: 22

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