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Observable Discrepancy


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


The elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) hardware accelerator, part of the ARM® TrustZone® CryptoCell 310, contained in the NordicSemiconductor nRF52840 through 2021-03-29 has a non-constant time ECDSA implemenation. This allows an adversary to recover the private ECC key used during an ECDSA operation.

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CWE-203 - Observable Discrepancy

The product behaves differently or sends different responses under different circumstances in a way that is observable to an unauthorized actor, which exposes security-relevant information about the state of the product, such as whether a particular operation was successful or not.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published