[cryptography] Duplicate primes in lots of RSA moduli

Michael Nelson nelson_mikel at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 15 19:03:37 EST 2012


It would be silly to speculate on the cause of this, but for mild amusement consider the following made-up situation.

Hypothetically, within an API genRSA(), calls to genPrime() in library UNSAFE might use a stale context/seed for generating the first prime, and then use a fresh context for the second prime.  Two successive calls to the API would give the problem, and it would go unnoticed as the output moduli would be different.

Mike



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