Opened 5 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#21037 closed defect (implemented)

Scary log message "AAAA...AAA" in connection_or_set_identity_digest()

Reported by: arma Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: 0.3.0.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points: .1
Parent ID: Points: .1
Reviewer: dgoulet Sponsor:


On moria1 running today's, I see these info-level logs:

Dec 19 20:42:39.727 [info] connection_or_set_identity_digest(): Set identity digest for 0x1369a250 ((null)): FFD94A523D3A66323E3E4F7707AFCBD44A8D38C4 <null>.
Dec 19 20:42:39.727 [info] connection_or_set_identity_digest():    (Previously: 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)

That last part reminds me of elsewhere in our code where we do

    memwipe(mem, 0xAA, memlen); /* poison memory */

Coincidence? I think it is, because I bet AAA..AAA is the base64 of 000..000, since I see ed25519_fmt() returns a base64 thing.

Still, I wonder if we might do a smarter log message for the case where the key used to be unset, since I'm not the only person who is going to see this line and be concerned.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by nickm

  • Milestone set to Tor: 0.3.0.x-final
  • Points set to .1

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by nickm

  • Actual Points set to .1
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

Implementation in ticket21037. It replaces AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA with <unset>.

comment:3 Changed 4 months ago by dgoulet

  • Status changed from needs_review to merge_ready


comment:4 Changed 4 months ago by dgoulet

  • Reviewer set to dgoulet

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by nickm

  • Resolution set to implemented
  • Status changed from merge_ready to closed

comment:6 Changed 4 months ago by nickm


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