SHA-3 round 1: buffer overflows

Monday, 23 February 2009, 4:30 AM EST

NIST is currently holding a competition to choose a design for the SHA-3 algorithm (Bruce Schneier has a good description of secure hashing algorithms and why this is important). The reference implementations of a few of the contestants have bugs in them that could cause crashes, performance problems, or security problems if they are used in their current state. Based on our bug reports, some of those bugs have already been fixed.

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