SGI Information for VU#997481

Cryptographic libraries and applications do not adequately defend against timing attacks

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

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SGI acknowledges receiving CERT VU#997481 and is currently investigating.
This is being tracked as SGI Bug# 883987 and Bug# 884051.
No further information is available at this time.

For the protection of all our customers, SGI does not disclose, discuss
or confirm vulnerabilities until a full investigation has occurred and any
necessary patch(es) or release streams are available for all vulnerable
and supported SGI operating systems.  Until SGI has more definitive
information to provide, customers are encouraged to assume all security
vulnerabilities as exploitable and take appropriate steps according to
local site security policies and requirements.  As further information
becomes available, additional advisories will be issued via the normal
SGI security information distribution methods including the wiretap
mailing list on http://www.sgi.com/support/security/

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Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

Please see SGI Security Advisory 20030501-01-I.

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