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From: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>
To: "Stephan Müller" <smueller@chronox.de>
Cc: Gilad Ben-Yossef <gilad@benyossef.com>,
	Linux Crypto Mailing List <linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	Eric Biggers <ebiggers@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC/RFT PATCH 0/2] crypto: add CTS output IVs for arm64 and testmgr
Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 00:40:04 +0200
Message-ID: <CAMj1kXG2SuWWyAkinAumW=uBVSdg6BUX0zVPWDX1pnxVW8RusA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <9730423.nUPlyArG6x@positron.chronox.de>

On Sat, 23 May 2020 at 20:52, Stephan Müller <smueller@chronox.de> wrote:
>
> Am Donnerstag, 21. Mai 2020, 15:23:41 CEST schrieb Ard Biesheuvel:
>
> Hi Ard,
>
> > On Thu, 21 May 2020 at 15:01, Gilad Ben-Yossef <gilad@benyossef.com> wrote:
> > > Hi Ard,
> > >
> > > Thank you for looping me in.
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:09 AM Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 20 May 2020 at 09:01, Stephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de>
> wrote:
> > > > > Am Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2020, 08:54:10 CEST schrieb Ard Biesheuvel:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi Ard,
> > > > >
> > > > > > On Wed, 20 May 2020 at 08:47, Stephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de>
> wrote:
> > > > ...
> > > >
> > > > > > > The state of all block chaining modes we currently have is defined
> > > > > > > with
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > IV. That is the reason why I mentioned it can be implemented
> > > > > > > stateless
> > > > > > > when I am able to get the IV output from the previous operation.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > But it is simply the same as the penultimate block of ciphertext. So
> > > > > > you can simply capture it after encrypt, or before decrypt. There is
> > > > > > really no need to rely on the CTS transformation to pass it back to
> > > > > > you via the buffer that is only specified to provide an input to the
> > > > > > CTS transform.
> > > > >
> > > > > Let me recheck that as I am not fully sure on that one. But if it can
> > > > > be
> > > > > handled that way, it would make life easier.
> > > >
> > > > Please refer to patch 2. The .iv_out test vectors were all simply
> > > > copied from the appropriate offset into the associated .ctext member.
> > >
> > > Not surprisingly since to the best of my understanding this behaviour
> > > is not strictly specified, ccree currently fails the IV output check
> > > with the 2nd version of the patch.
> >
> > That is what I suspected, hence the cc:
> > > If I understand you correctly, the expected output IV is simply the
> > > next to last block of the ciphertext?
> >
> > Yes. But this happens to work for the generic case because the CTS
> > driver itself requires the encapsulated CBC mode to return the output
> > IV, which is simply passed through back to the caller. CTS mode itself
> > does not specify any kind of output IV, so we should not rely on this
> > behavior.
>
> Note, the update to the spec based on your suggestion is already in a merge
> request:
>
> https://github.com/usnistgov/ACVP/issues/860
>
> Thanks for your input.
>

Thanks for the head's up. I've left a comment there, as the proposed
change is not equivalent to the unspecified current behavior.

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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-19 19:02 Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-19 19:02 ` [RFC/RFT PATCH 1/2] crypto: arm64/aes - align output IV with generic CBC-CTS driver Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-19 19:02 ` [RFC/RFT PATCH 2/2] crypto: testmgr - add output IVs for AES-CBC with ciphertext stealing Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-19 19:04 ` [RFC/RFT PATCH 0/2] crypto: add CTS output IVs for arm64 and testmgr Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-20  6:03 ` Stephan Mueller
2020-05-20  6:40   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-20  6:47     ` Stephan Mueller
2020-05-20  6:54       ` Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-20  7:01         ` Stephan Mueller
2020-05-20  7:09           ` Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-21 13:01             ` Gilad Ben-Yossef
2020-05-21 13:23               ` Ard Biesheuvel
2020-05-23 18:52                 ` Stephan Müller
2020-05-23 22:40                   ` Ard Biesheuvel [this message]

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