File CVE-2019-13456.patch of Package freeradius-server.14500

From 3ea2a5a026e73d81cd9a3e9bbd4300c433004bfa Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Mathy Vanhoef <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2019 19:21:06 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] EAP-pwd: fix side-channel leak where 1 in 2018 handshakes

Previously the Hunting and Pecking algorithm of EAP-pwd aborted when
more than 10 iterations are needed. Every iteration has a 50% chance
of finding the password element. This means one in every 2048 handshakes
will fail, in which case an error frame is sent to the client. This
event leaks information that can be abused in an offline password
brute-force attack. More precisely, the adversary learns that all 10
iterations failed for the given random EAP-pwd token. Using the same
techniques as in the Dragonblood attack, this can be used to brute-force
the password.

This patch fixes the above issue by executing enough iterations such that
the password element is always found eventually.

Note that timing and cache leaks remain a risk against the current
implementation of EAP-pwd.
 src/modules/rlm_eap/types/rlm_eap_pwd/eap_pwd.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: freeradius-server-3.0.16/src/modules/rlm_eap/types/rlm_eap_pwd/eap_pwd.c
--- freeradius-server-3.0.16.orig/src/modules/rlm_eap/types/rlm_eap_pwd/eap_pwd.c
+++ freeradius-server-3.0.16/src/modules/rlm_eap/types/rlm_eap_pwd/eap_pwd.c
@@ -192,7 +192,7 @@ int compute_password_element (pwd_sessio
 	ctr = 0;
 	while (1) {
-		if (ctr > 10) {
+		if (ctr > 100) {
 			DEBUG("unable to find random point on curve for group %d, something's fishy", grp_num);
 			goto fail;