SHIFT BitBox02 devices Information Exposure Vulnerability

Summary

On SHIFT BitBox02 devices, a side channel for the row-based OLED display was found. The power consumption of each row-based display cycle depends on the number of illuminated pixels, allowing a partial recovery of display contents. For example, a hardware implant in the USB cable might be able to leverage this behavior to recover confidential secrets such as the PIN and BIP39 mnemonic.

Credit:

The information has been provided by Vendor

The original article can be found at:https://blog.inhq.net/posts/oled-side-channel-status-summary/

 


Details

BIP39 secrets are not displayed by default on this device. The side channel is relevant only if the attacker has enough control over the device’s USB connection to make power-consumption measurements at a time when secret data is displayed. The side channel is not relevant in other circumstances, such as a stolen device that is not currently displaying secret data.

 

Vulnerable Systems:

SHIFT BitBox02 devices

 

CVE Information:

CVE-2019-18673

 

Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date: 11/02/2019