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SubjectRe: crypto_memneq not backported to 3.10
Hi Jason,

On Sun, Apr 09, 2017 at 02:59:53PM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hey Willy,
> Linux 3.10 is inexplicably missing crypto_memneq, making all crypto
> mac comparisons use non constant-time comparisons. Bad news bears.
> 3.12 got these backported with
> d68e944a8fcb2c6212b38064771c9f5af7b0b92c,
> afe5a791d374e50a06ada7f4eda4e921e1b77996, and possibly others. I'd
> suggest following suit, since many people are relying on this kernel
> to do safe crypto.

Interesting. I remembered seeing some crypto_memneq stuff in the past,
and in fact there was one patch talking about this but trimmed down to
only affect other parts since crypto_memneq is indeed not part of 3.10.

I'll check if the 3.12 patches above can be safely backported, and I'll
have to re-apply the missing part of the one that was trimmed down
(commit 620c411 ("crypto: more robust crypto_memneq")).


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