AR# 75250


Design Advisory for Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC/RFSoC: 2020.1 Bootgen from GitHub exposes part of the AES Key in the IV


GitHub commit 6bea30996979f085701542d8905966240545cd8e (on April 20th, 2020) for Bootgen introduces a security vulnerability by exposing part of the AES Key in the IV when generating Key/IV pairs.

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The issue has been address with GitHub commit bb38995468d8c830cbbfc5062e903961444c0a3c (on May 14th, 2020).

The official 2020.1 release TAG of Bootgen is NOT impacted.

Note: Xilinx continues to recommend the use of the official TAG (for example 2019.2 or 2020.1) from GitHub when deploying a product.

AR# 75250
Date 09/17/2020
Status Active
Type Design Advisory
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