xts

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Published: Sep 11, 2017 License: MIT, BSD-3-Clause Imports: 2 Imported by: 0

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Overview

Package xts implements the XTS cipher mode as specified in IEEE P1619/D16.

XTS mode is typically used for disk encryption, which presents a number of novel problems that make more common modes inapplicable. The disk is conceptually an array of sectors and we must be able to encrypt and decrypt a sector in isolation. However, an attacker must not be able to transpose two sectors of plaintext by transposing their ciphertext.

XTS wraps a block cipher with Rogaway's XEX mode in order to build a tweakable block cipher. This allows each sector to have a unique tweak and effectively create a unique key for each sector.

XTS does not provide any authentication. An attacker can manipulate the ciphertext and randomise a block (16 bytes) of the plaintext.

(Note: this package does not implement ciphertext-stealing so sectors must be a multiple of 16 bytes.)

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type Cipher

type Cipher struct {
	// contains filtered or unexported fields
}

Cipher contains an expanded key structure. It doesn't contain mutable state and therefore can be used concurrently.

func NewCipher

func NewCipher(cipherFunc func([]byte) (cipher.Block, error), key []byte) (c *Cipher, err error)

NewCipher creates a Cipher given a function for creating the underlying block cipher (which must have a block size of 16 bytes). The key must be twice the length of the underlying cipher's key.

func (*Cipher) Decrypt

func (c *Cipher) Decrypt(plaintext, ciphertext []byte, sectorNum uint64)

Decrypt decrypts a sector of ciphertext and puts the result into plaintext. Plaintext and ciphertext may be the same slice but should not overlap. Sectors must be a multiple of 16 bytes and less than 2²⁴ bytes.

func (*Cipher) Encrypt

func (c *Cipher) Encrypt(ciphertext, plaintext []byte, sectorNum uint64)

Encrypt encrypts a sector of plaintext and puts the result into ciphertext. Plaintext and ciphertext may be the same slice but should not overlap. Sectors must be a multiple of 16 bytes and less than 2²⁴ bytes.

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