Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm

2021-03-08T16:08:52
ID NODEJS:1648
Type nodejs
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2021-03-08T16:08:52

Description

Overview

elliptic before version 6.5.4 is vulnerable to Cryptographic Issues via the secp256k1 implementation in elliptic/ec/key.js. There is no check to confirm that the public key point passed into the derive function actually exists on the secp256k1 curve. This results in the potential for the private key used in this implementation to be revealed after a number of ECDH operations are performed.

Recommendation

Upgrade to version 6.5.4 or later

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