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[pkgsrc/trunk]: pkgsrc/security/nettle nettle: Update security/nettle to 3.4.1

branches:  trunk
changeset: 316271:bd83d1435278
user:      leot <>
date:      Sun Dec 09 20:11:40 2018 +0000

nettle: Update security/nettle to 3.4.1

This release fixes a few bugs, and makes the RSA private key
operations side channel silent. The RSA improvements are
contributed by Simo Sorce and Red Hat, and include one new
public function, rsa_sec_decrypt, see below.

All functions using RSA private keys are now side-channel
silent, meaning that they try hard to avoid any branches or
memory accesses depending on secret data. This applies both to
the bignum calculations, which now use GMP's mpn_sec_* family
of functions, and the processing of PKCS#1 padding needed for
RSA decryption.

Nettle's ECC functions were already side-channel silent, while
the DSA functions still aren't. There's also one caveat
regarding the improved RSA functions: due to small table
lookups in relevant mpn_sec_* functions in GMP-6.1.2, the
lowest and highest few bits of the secret factors p and q may
still leak. I'm not aware of any attacks on RSA where knowing
a few bits of the factors makes a significant difference. This
leak will likely be plugged in later GMP versions.

Changes in behavior:

* The functions rsa_decrypt and rsa_decrypt_tr may now clobber
  all of the provided message buffer, independent of the
  actual message length. They are side-channel silent, in that
  branches and memory accesses don't depend on the validity or
  length of the message. Side-channel leakage from the
  caller's use of length and return value may still provide an
  oracle useable for a Bleichenbacher-style chosen ciphertext
  attack. Which is why the new function rsa_sec_decrypt is

New features:

* A new function rsa_sec_decrypt. It differs from
  rsa_decrypt_tr in that the length of the decrypted message
  is given a priori, and PKCS#1 padding indicating a different
  length is treated as an error. For applications that may be
  subject to chosen ciphertext attacks, it is recommended to
  initialize the message area with random data, call this
  function, and ignore the return value. This applies in
  particular to RSA-based key exchange in the TLS protocol.

Bug fixes:

* Fix bug in pkcs1-conv, missing break statements in the
  parsing of PEM input files.

* Fix link error on the pss-mgf1-test test, affecting builds
  without public key support.

Performance regression:

* All RSA private key operations employing RSA blinding, i.e.,
  rsa_decrypt_tr, rsa_*_sign_tr, the new rsa_sec_decrypt, and
  rsa_compute_root_tr, are significantly slower. This is
  because (i) RSA blinding now use side-channel silent
  operations, (ii) blinding includes a modular inversion, and
  (iii) side-channel silent modular inversion, implemented as
  mpn_sec_invert, is very expensive. A 60% slowdown for
  2048-bit RSA keys have been measured.


* Building the public key support of nettle now requires GMP
  version 6.0 or later (unless --enable-mini-gmp is used).

The shared library names are and, with sonames still and It is intended to be fully binary compatible
with nettle-3.1.


 security/nettle/Makefile      |   6 +++---
 security/nettle/ |   5 +++--
 security/nettle/distinfo      |  10 +++++-----
 3 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diffs (59 lines):

diff -r 3f5e8b08afd7 -r bd83d1435278 security/nettle/Makefile
--- a/security/nettle/Makefile  Sun Dec 09 20:10:48 2018 +0000
+++ b/security/nettle/Makefile  Sun Dec 09 20:11:40 2018 +0000
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-# $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.19 2017/11/28 14:06:12 wiz Exp $
+# $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.20 2018/12/09 20:11:40 leot Exp $
-DISTNAME=      nettle-3.4
+DISTNAME=      nettle-3.4.1
 CATEGORIES=    devel security
@@ -28,6 +28,6 @@
-BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS.gmp+=    gmp>=5.0
+BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS.gmp+=    gmp>=6.0
 .include "../../devel/gmp/"
 .include "../../mk/"
diff -r 3f5e8b08afd7 -r bd83d1435278 security/nettle/
--- a/security/nettle/     Sun Dec 09 20:10:48 2018 +0000
+++ b/security/nettle/     Sun Dec 09 20:11:40 2018 +0000
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-# $NetBSD:,v 1.6 2018/01/07 13:04:29 rillig Exp $
+# $NetBSD:,v 1.7 2018/12/09 20:11:40 leot Exp $
 BUILDLINK_TREE+=       nettle
@@ -6,9 +6,10 @@
 BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS.nettle+= nettle>=2.4
-BUILDLINK_ABI_DEPENDS.nettle?= nettle>=3.1.1
+BUILDLINK_ABI_DEPENDS.nettle+= nettle>=3.1.1
 BUILDLINK_PKGSRCDIR.nettle?=   ../../security/nettle
+BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS.gmp+=    gmp>=6.0
 .include "../../devel/gmp/"
diff -r 3f5e8b08afd7 -r bd83d1435278 security/nettle/distinfo
--- a/security/nettle/distinfo  Sun Dec 09 20:10:48 2018 +0000
+++ b/security/nettle/distinfo  Sun Dec 09 20:11:40 2018 +0000
@@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
-$NetBSD: distinfo,v 1.16 2017/11/28 14:06:12 wiz Exp $
+$NetBSD: distinfo,v 1.17 2018/12/09 20:11:40 leot Exp $
-SHA1 (nettle-3.4.tar.gz) = f3c8495b7c43cba9cdd19503e7567095c680b490
-RMD160 (nettle-3.4.tar.gz) = 56c59906e4bec5c0859abdd96645d5d54a8f78c4
-SHA512 (nettle-3.4.tar.gz) = 3bea3aabd2c99cc42d084a94fd6b0b5dbdb24cd6c7020271a6ee87a81a904b21b21756f590cb1afdf2e85fd1cb59e5c3651c5c4032e30204e7ea6f8801d1ea3b
-Size (nettle-3.4.tar.gz) = 1935069 bytes
+SHA1 (nettle-3.4.1.tar.gz) = 56a81ed4a8d35489d8bddd99d5262fe3958a52b4
+RMD160 (nettle-3.4.1.tar.gz) = ecf0b73ffa9020037161fa10bc3d7e0e578e5b3e
+SHA512 (nettle-3.4.1.tar.gz) = 26aefbbe9927e90e28f271e56d2ba876611831222d0e1e1a58bdb75bbd50934fcd84418a4fe47b845f557e60a9786a72a4de2676c930447b104f2256aca7a54f
+Size (nettle-3.4.1.tar.gz) = 1947053 bytes
 SHA1 ( = 96771c1fb195603d108717970eb32767d2c26799
 SHA1 (patch-aa) = 2332668b077a6e3a1add603c87f60167755554ec
 SHA1 ( = 708fb3cac9c44825e0d231541cbecade2239c850

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