[tor-dev] Shared random value calculation edge cases (proposal 250)
dgoulet at ev0ke.net
Thu Nov 19 22:32:49 UTC 2015
On 19 Nov (14:30:47), Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> Hi George,
> On 11/12/15, George Kadianakis <desnacked at riseup.net> wrote:
> > Hello there believers of prop250,
> > you can find the latest version of the proposal in the upstream torpec
> > repo:
> > https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/proposals/250-commit-reveal-consensus.txt
> I reviewed your fine document and I wondered about section 4.1.1. and
> specifically about the generation of RN "where RN is a 256-bit random
> I'd like to propose a change that is minimal and adds only one small change:
> The value REVEAL is computed as follows:
> REVEAL = base32-encode( TIMESTAMP || H(RN) )
> where RN is a 256-bit random value and where H is the hashing
> algorithm "sha256".
> This would ensure that the raw random bytes from the PRNG are never
> revealed to the network which seems like a reasonable thing to
Interesting! This sounds like a good thing to do and very little change
needed for additional security.
George, if you are OK with this, I can change the proposal and push it
upstream. Will change the code after that.
> All the best,
>  http://projectbullrun.org/dual-ec/ext-rand.html
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