[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

-- 
Arno Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
GnuPG: ID: CB5D9718  FP: 12D6 C03B 1B30 33BB 13CF  B774 E35C 5FA1 CB5D 9718
----
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. -  Plato


More information about the dm-crypt mailing list