CVE-2021-37606

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Description

Meow hash 0.5/calico does not sufficiently thwart key recovery by an attacker who can query whether there's a collision in the bottom bits of the hashes of two messages, as demonstrated by an attack against a long-running web service that allows the attacker to infer collisions by measuring timing differences.

References

https://peter.website/meow-hash-cryptanalysis

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27978878

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-07-30

Updated: 2021-08-10

Type: CWE-327

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 1.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM