RSA_blinding_onSection: OpenSSL (3)
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NAMERSA_blinding_on, RSA_blinding_off - protect the RSA operation from timing attacks
int RSA_blinding_on(RSA *rsa, BN_CTX *ctx);
void RSA_blinding_off(RSA *rsa);
DESCRIPTIONRSA 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. The random number generator must be seeded prior to calling RSA_blinding_on().
RETURN VALUESRSA_blinding_on() returns 1 on success, and 0 if an error occurred.
SEE ALSOrsa(3), rand(3)
HISTORYRSA_blinding_on() and RSA_blinding_off() appeared in SSLeay 0.9.0.