CVE-2018-6829

CVE: CVE-2018-6829
Published: 2018-02-07T23:29Z
Description Language: en
Description: cipher/elgamal.c in Libgcrypt through 1.8.2, when used to encrypt messages directly, improperly encodes plaintexts, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading ciphertext data (i.e., it does not have semantic security in face of a ciphertext-only attack). The Decisional Diffie-Hellman (DDH) assumption does not hold for Libgcrypt’s ElGamal implementation.
References:
https://github.com/weikengchen/attack-on-libgcrypt-elgamal
https://github.com/weikengchen/attack-on-libgcrypt-elgamal/wiki
https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gcrypt-devel/2018-February/004394.html