Key Management Errors
A side-channel issue was discovered in Botan 1.11.20 through 2.7.0. An attacker capable of precisely measuring the time taken for ECC key generation may be able to derive information about the high bits of the secret key, as the function to derive the public point from the secret scalar uses an unblinded Montgomery ladder whose loop iteration count depends on the bitlength of the secret. This issue affects only key generation, not ECDSA signatures or ECDH key agreement.
CWE-320 - Key Management Errors
Weaknesses in this category are related to errors in the management of cryptographic keys.