|Summary:||Calling ecb_crypt()/cbc_crypt() actually does not encrypt or decrypt the passed data buffer|
|Component:||misc||Assignee:||freebsd-bugs mailing list <bugs>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me|
Description ebfe 2014-12-03 17:45:13 UTC
Created attachment 150148 [details] minimal poc code in C Calling ecb_crypt()/cbc_crypt() actually does not encrypt or decrypt the passed data buffer but returns a [DESERR_NOHWDEVICE] " == Encryption succeeded, but done in software". See attached poc.c Details: Component: des_crypt, /usr/src/lib/libc/rpc/des_crypt.c OS: FreeBSD 10.1 STABLE man ecb_crypt(3) says "The ecb_crypt() and cbc_crypt() functions implement the NBS DES ... The ecb_crypt() function encrypts in ECB (Electronic Code Book) mode, which encrypts blocks of data independently. The cbc_crypt() function encrypts in CBC (Cipher Block Chaining) mode, which chains together successive blocks." but actually - "nothing happens" and "it doesn't work!(tm)" (the return code suggests a successfull encryption stept but the data remains unmodified) How to reproduce: ------------ #define LEN 8 char key1[LEN] = "testkey1"; char secret1[LEN] = "secret 1"; des_setparity(key1); ecb_crypt(key1, secret1, LEN, DES_ENCRYPT); printf("ecb_crypt result: key: %.*s, encrypted buf: %.*s\n", LEN, key1, LEN, secret1); ----------- see the poc.c for a minimal example. PS: And no, I am not using ecb/cbc_crypt in my software ;) - some time ago I tried to implement some kind of a "master password" extension for claws-mail (e-mail client). I was surprised by the fact, that the passwords for email-accouts are stored in plain text (encoded in base64) and not obfuscated with DES-foo-magic (DES-encryption with hard-coded password, mentioned multiple times in claws mailing list) - it turned out, that claws-mail's code for password obfuscation calls ecb_crypt on FreeBSD.