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RSA_BLINDING_ON(3) Library Functions Manual RSA_BLINDING_ON(3)

RSA_blinding_on, RSA_blinding_offprotect the RSA operation from timing attacks

#include <openssl/rsa.h>

RSA_blinding_on(RSA *rsa, BN_CTX *ctx);

RSA_blinding_off(RSA *rsa);

RSA is vulnerable to timing attacks. In a setup where attackers can measure the time of RSA decryption or signature operations, blinding must be used to protect the RSA operation from that attack.

RSA_blinding_on() turns blinding on for key rsa and generates a random blinding factor. ctx is NULL or a pre-allocated and initialized BN_CTX.

RSA_blinding_off() turns blinding off and frees the memory used for the blinding factor.

RSA_blinding_on() returns 1 on success, and 0 if an error occurred.

BN_BLINDING_new(3), RSA_new(3)

RSA_blinding_on() and RSA_blinding_off() first appeared in SSLeay 0.9.0 and have been available since OpenBSD 2.4.

June 6, 2019 OpenBSD-current