[dm-crypt] [ANNOUNCE] cryptsetup 1.6.4

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Thu Feb 27 23:36:47 CET 2014

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 22:44:53 CET, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> On 27.02.2014, Milan Broz wrote: 
> > * Add internal "whirlpool_gcryptbug hash" for accessing flawed
> >   Whirlpool hash in gcrypt (requires gcrypt 1.6.1 or above).
> > 
> >   The gcrypt version of Whirlpool hash algorithm was flawed in some
> >   situations.
> Just to be shure: if I create an encrypted partition using 
> the whirlpool hash algorithm with recent cryptsetup / libgcrypt, 
> does it have its full strength?

As far as I understand this, yes. The old version in libgcrypt
was flawed, the repair hence breaks old headers created with it.
The caveat in FAQ item 8.3 does still applies though.


Arno Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
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