Clear bottom three bits of password scalar in SPAKE2.

Due to a copy-paste error, the call to |left_shift_3| is missing after
reducing the password scalar in SPAKE2. This means that three bits of
the password leak in Alice's message. (Two in Bob's message as the point
N happens to have order 4l, not 8l.)

The “correct” fix is to put in the missing call to |left_shift_3|, but
that would be a breaking change. In order to fix this in a unilateral
way, we add points of small order to the masking point to bring it into
prime-order subgroup.


Change-Id: I440931a3df7f009b324d2a3e3af2d893a101804f
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
Reviewed-by: David Benjamin <>
Commit-Queue: Adam Langley <>
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