Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#11093 new defect

obfsproxy should use C implementation of UniformDH

Reported by: asn Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Obfsproxy Version:
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We are currently using a C implementation of UniformDH that is quite slow (even with gmpy2 for mod exp).

Yawning implemented UniformDH in C using OpenSSL and we should use his library.

He posted an obfsproxy patch in #11015 :

And the implementation can be found in:

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by yawning

Just to clarify this a bit, the gmpy (gmpy2) implementations are about as fast as the OpenSSL code I have (with a slight advantage to the gmpy code for key generation because I *always* generate 2 public keys to avoid exposing which one is chosen), but the OpenSSL code I have applies blinding. I could get a faster implementation but the main gain is that it's more resistant to timing attacks.

If using OpenSSL is acceptable, then #11050 should be solved as well (either by switching from PyCrypto to M2crypto, or perhaps by extending the module I wrote to cover all of the cryptography required for obfsproxy). The latter approach would also allow better management of key material since the shared secret/session keys don't ever need to be seen by the actual python code, so I think it may be better from a paranoia stand point, but the downside is that someone would need to write the code.

I do note that ensuring data integrity/secrecy once the transport is known (at the point people are exploiting these problems) is outside of the obfs3 threat model, but it still feels sloppy to me.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by teor

Owner: asn deleted
Status: newassigned

asn does not need to own any obfuscation tickets any more. Default owners are trouble.

comment:4 Changed 16 months ago by cohosh

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