(* $Id: cryptmodes_64.mli,v 1.1 1999/06/04 20:42:01 gerd Exp $
* ----------------------------------------------------------------------
* This module is part of the cryptgps package by Gerd Stolpmann.
*)
(* OVERVIEW:
*
* A block cipher encrypts or decrypts a fixed amount of bits on every
* invocation. Here, we assume that the underlying cipher handles 64 bit
* blocks as elementary units.
* If you have a message which is a multiple of 64 bits, you could encrypt
* every block independently. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED NOT TO USE THIS
* SIMPLE APPROACH. This method, often called ECB ("electronic code book"),
* is vulnerable by plaintext attacks, even if a strong cipher is used.
* This module implements the following, much better alternatives.
*
* ---------------------
* CIPHER BLOCK CHAINING
* ---------------------
*
* USAGE, LIMITATIONS:
*
* - buffer size: the buffer to be en/decrypted must be a multiple of 64 bits.
* - initialization vector: the ivec used for encryption must be same as the
* ivec for decryption. The ivec is not secret, it can be transmitted along
* with the ciphertext. It is recommended to use the timestamp as ivec,
* or some random bits.
*
* SECURITY:
*
* - good:
* plaintext patterns (i.e. text structure in the plaintext) is hidden in
* the ciphertext
* - bad: some manipulations in the ciphertext at the end of the message
* are possible. To avoid this, compute an MD5 hash of the message, and
* PREPEND the hash value to the message.
*
* FAULT-TOLERANCE:
*
* - a bit error in the ciphertext affects the corresponding plaintext and
* the following block
* - no recovery from synchronisation errors possible (missing or extra bits)
*
* --------------------
* CIPHER-FEEDBACK MODE
* --------------------
*
* USAGE, LIMITATIONS:
*
* - buffer size: no restrictions
* - initialization vector: the ivec used for encryption must be same as the
* ivec for decryption. The ivec is not secret, it can be transmitted along
* with the ciphertext. A different ivec must be used for every transmitted
* message, e.g. MD5(timestamp + serial number).
*
* SECURITY:
*
* - good:
* plaintext patterns (i.e. text structure in the plaintext) is hidden in
* the ciphertext
* - bad: some manipulations in the ciphertext at the end of the message
* are possible. To avoid this, compute an MD5 hash of the message, and
* PREPEND the hash value to the message.
*
* FAULT TOLERANCE:
*
* - a bit error in the ciphertext affects the corresponding plaintext and
* the following block
* - n-bit CFB can recover from missing n or extra n bits.
*
* --------------------
* OUTPUT-FEEDBACK MODE
* --------------------
*
* USAGE, LIMITATIONS:
*
* - buffer size: no restrictions
* - initialization vector: the ivec used for encryption must be same as the
* ivec for decryption. The ivec is not secret, it can be transmitted along
* with the ciphertext. A different ivec must be used for every transmitted
* message, e.g. MD5(timestamp + serial number).
*
* SECURITY:
*
* - good:
* plaintext patterns (i.e. text structure in the plaintext) is hidden in
* the ciphertext
* - bad:
* manipulation of bits in the ciphertext directly affects the corresponding
* bits in the plaintext
*
* FAULT TOLERANCE:
*
* - a bit error in the ciphertext affects only corresponding plaintext bit
* - n-bit CFB cannot recover from missing or extra bits.
*
* --------------
* RECOMMENDATION
* --------------
*
* - If the encrypted messages are transmitted on a serial line, use CFB-8.
* This is the only mode which can recover from synchronization errors on
* byte level.
* - If your message is a multiple of 64 bits, use CBC. If possible, pad
* the message to fill up to the next 64 bit multiple, and send the length
* of the message, too.
* - Otherwise, use CFB-64.
*)
module type T =
sig
type key
(* CIPHER BLOCK CHAINING MODE *)
val encrypt_cbc :
key -> (int * int * int * int) -> string ->
((int * int * int * int) * string)
(* Encrypts the string whose length MUST be a multiple of 8 bytes
* with the given key and initialization vector, resulting in the
* output vector (for the next CBC cascade) and the encrypted string.
* The size of the string remains unchanged when it is encrypted.
*)
val decrypt_cbc :
key -> (int * int * int * int) -> string ->
((int * int * int * int) * string)
(* Decrypts the string whose length MUST be a multiple of 8 bytes
* with the given key and initialization vector, resulting in the
* output vector (for the next CBC cascade) and the decrypted string.
*)
(* 8 BIT CIPHER-FEEDBACK MODE *)
(* This is 8 times slower than CBC *)
val encrypt_cfb8 :
key -> (int * int * int * int) -> string ->
((int * int * int * int) * string)
(* Encrypts the string (with arbitraty length) with the given key
* and initialization vector, resulting in the output vector (for
* the next CFB cascade) and the encrypted string (of the same
* length).
*)
val decrypt_cfb8 :
key -> (int * int * int * int) -> string ->
((int * int * int * int) * string)
(* Decrypts the string (with arbitraty length) with the given key
* and initialization vector, resulting in the output vector (for
* the next CFB cascade) and the decrypted string (of the same
* length).
*)
(* 64 BIT CIPHER-FEEDBACK MODE *)
val encrypt_cfb64 :
key -> (int * int * int * int) -> int -> string ->
((int * int * int * int) * int * string)
(* Encrypts the string (with arbitraty length) with the given key
* and initialization vector, resulting in the output vector (for
* the next CFB cascade) and the encrypted string (of the same
* length).
* Compared with cfb8, there is an additional int that it passed
* to and from this function. It is always in the range 0..7 and
* indicates which byte of the 64 bit block comes next. In doubt,
* pass a 0 as this int.
*)
val decrypt_cfb64 :
key -> (int * int * int * int) -> int -> string ->
((int * int * int * int) * int * string)
(* Decrypts the string (with arbitraty length) with the given key
* and initialization vector, resulting in the output vector (for
* the next CFB cascade) and the decrypted string (of the same
* length).
*)
(* OUTPUT-FEEDBACK MODE (64 bit) *)
val crypt_ofb :
key -> (int * int * int * int) -> int -> string ->
((int * int * int * int) * int * string)
(* Encrypts/Decrypts the string
* with the given key and initialization vector, resulting in the
* output vector (for the next OFB cascade) and the encrypted string.
* The size of the string remains unchanged when it is encrypted.
*)
end
;;
(* Derives the other modes from the basic ECB mode. *)
module Make_modes (M : Cryptsystem_64.T) : T with type key = M.key
;;
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* History:
*
* $Log: cryptmodes_64.mli,v $
* Revision 1.1 1999/06/04 20:42:01 gerd
* Initial revision.
*
*
*)