1 Crypto Release Notes

This document describes the changes made to the Crypto application.

1.1  Crypto 4.4.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixes a bug that caused crypto:sign and crypto:verify to return the error message badarg instead of notsup in one case. That case was when signing or verifying with eddsa keys (that is, ed15519 or ed448), but only when FIPS was supported and enabled.

    Own Id: OTP-15634

Improvements and New Features

  • Added a crypto benchmark test suite.

    Own Id: OTP-15447

1.2  Crypto 4.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Updated the RSA options part in the crypto application's C-code, documentation and tests.

    Own Id: OTP-15302

Improvements and New Features

  • Added ed25519 and ed448 sign/verify.

    Requires OpenSSL 1.1.1 or higher as cryptolib under the OTP application crypto.

    Own Id: OTP-15419 Aux Id: OTP-15094

  • Fixed valgrind warnings.

    Own Id: OTP-15467

1.3  Crypto 4.3.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The RSA options rsa_mgf1_md, rsa_oaep_md, and rsa_oaep_label were always disabled. They will now be enabled when a suitable cryptolib is used.

    They are still experimental and may change without prior notice.

    Own Id: OTP-15212 Aux Id: ERL-675, PR1899, PR838

  • The ciphers aes_ige256 and blowfish_cbc had naming issues in crypto:next_iv/2.

    Own Id: OTP-15283

  • the RSA_SSLV23_PADDING is disabled if LibreSSL is used as cryptlib. This is due to compilation problems.

    This will be investigated further in the future.

    Own Id: OTP-15303

Improvements and New Features

  • The supported named elliptic curves are now reported in crypto:supports/0 in a new entry tagged by 'curves'.

    The function crypto:ec_curves/0 is kept for compatibility.

    Own Id: OTP-14717 Aux Id: OTP-15244

  • The typing in the CRYPTO and PUBLIC_KEY applications are reworked and a few mistakes are corrected.

    The documentation is now generated from the typing and some clarifications are made.

    A new chapter on Algorithm Details such as key sizes and availability is added to the CRYPTO User's Guide.

    Own Id: OTP-15134

  • Support for SHA3 both as a separate hash and in HMAC is now available if OpenSSL 1.1.1 or higher is used as cryptolib.

    Available lengths are reported in the 'hashs' entry in crypto:supports/0 as sha3_*.

    Own Id: OTP-15153

  • The mac algorithm poly1305 and the cipher algorithm chacha20 are now supported if OpenSSL 1.1.1 or higher is used as cryptolib.

    Own Id: OTP-15164 Aux Id: OTP-15209

  • The key exchange Edward curves x25519 and x448 are now supported if OpenSSL 1.1.1 or higher is used as cryptolib.

    Own Id: OTP-15240 Aux Id: OTP-15133

  • The supported RSA options for sign/verify and encrypt/decrypt are now reported in crypto:supports/0 in a new entry tagged by 'rsa_opts'.

    The exakt set is still experimental and may change without prior notice.

    Own Id: OTP-15260

  • The cipher aes_ccm is added.

    Own Id: OTP-15286

1.4  Crypto 4.3.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Update the crypto engine functions to handle multiple loads of an engine.

    engine_load/3/4 is updated so it doesn't add the engine ID to OpenSSLs internal list of engines which makes it possible to run the engine_load more than once if it doesn't contain global data.

    Added ensure_engine_loaded/2/3 which guarantees that the engine just is loaded once and the following calls just returns a reference to it. This is done by add the ID to the internal OpenSSL list and check if it is already registered when the function is called.

    Added ensure_engine_unloaded/1/2 to unload engines loaded with ensure_engine_loaded.

    Then some more utility functions are added.

    engine_add/1, adds the engine to OpenSSL internal list

    engine_remove/1, remove the engine from OpenSSL internal list

    engine_get_id/1, fetch the engines id

    engine_get_name/1, fetch the engine name

    Own Id: OTP-15233

1.5  Crypto 4.3.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed a node crash in crypto:compute_key(ecdh, ...) when passing a wrongly typed Others argument.

    Own Id: OTP-15194 Aux Id: ERL-673

1.6  Crypto 4.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Removed two undocumented and erroneous functions (crypto:dh_generate_parameters/2 and crypto:dh_check/1).

    Own Id: OTP-14956 Aux Id: ERL-579

  • Fixed bug causing VM crash if doing runtime upgrade of a crypto module built against OpenSSL older than 0.9.8h. Bug exists since OTP-20.2.

    Own Id: OTP-15088

Improvements and New Features

  • A new rand plugin algorithm has been implemented in crypto, that is: crypto_cache. It uses strong random bytes as randomness source and caches them to get good speed. See crypto:rand_seed_alg/1.

    Own Id: OTP-13370 Aux Id: PR-1573

  • Diffie-Hellman key functions are re-written with the EVP_PKEY api.

    Own Id: OTP-14864

1.7  Crypto

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed a node crash in crypto:compute_key(ecdh, ...) when passing a wrongly typed Others argument.

    Own Id: OTP-15194 Aux Id: ERL-673

1.8  Crypto 4.2.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • If OPENSSL_NO_EC was set, the compilation of the crypto nifs failed.

    Own Id: OTP-15073

  • C-compile errors for LibreSSL 2.7.0 - 2.7.2 fixed

    Own Id: OTP-15074 Aux Id: ERL-618

1.9  Crypto 4.2.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix build error caused by removed RSA padding functions in LibreSSL >= 2.6.1

    Own Id: OTP-14873

1.10  Crypto 4.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The compatibility function void HMAC_CTX_free in crypto.c erroneously tried to return a value.

    Own Id: OTP-14720

Improvements and New Features

  • Rewrite public and private key encode/decode with EVP api. New RSA padding options added. This is a modified half of PR-838.

    Own Id: OTP-14446

  • The crypto API is extended to use private/public keys stored in an Engine for sign/verify or encrypt/decrypt operations.

    The ssl application provides an API to use this new engine concept in TLS.

    Own Id: OTP-14448

  • Add support to plug in alternative implementations for some or all of the cryptographic operations supported by the OpenSSL Engine API. When configured appropriately, OpenSSL calls the engine's implementation of these operations instead of its own.

    Own Id: OTP-14567

  • Replaced a call of the OpenSSL deprecated function DH_generate_parameters in crypto.c.

    Own Id: OTP-14639

  • Documentation added about how to use keys stored in an Engine.

    Own Id: OTP-14735 Aux Id: OTP-14448

  • Add engine_ ctrl_cmd_string/3,4 the OpenSSL Engine support in crypto.

    Own Id: OTP-14801

1.11  Crypto 4.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • On macOS, crypto would crash if observer had been started before crypto. On the beta for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), crypto would crash. Both of those bugs have been fixed.

    Own Id: OTP-14499 Aux Id: ERL-251 ERL-439

Improvements and New Features

  • Extend crypto:sign, crypto:verify, public_key:sign and public_key:verify with:

    * support for RSASSA-PS padding for signatures and for saltlength setting
    * X9.31 RSA padding.
    * sha, sha224, sha256, sha384, and sha512 for dss signatures as mentioned in NIST SP 800-57 Part 1.
    * ripemd160 to be used for rsa signatures.

    This is a manual merge of half of the pull request 838 by potatosalad from Sept 2015.

    Own Id: OTP-13704 Aux Id: PR838

  • A new tuple in crypto:supports/0 reports supported MAC algorithms.

    Own Id: OTP-14504

1.12  Crypto 4.0

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • LibreSSL can now be used by the modernized crypto app.

    Own Id: OTP-14247

  • Add compile option -compile(no_native) in modules with on_load directive which is not yet supported by HiPE.

    Own Id: OTP-14316 Aux Id: PR-1390

  • Fix a bug in aes cfb128 function introduced by the bug fix in GitHub pull request #1393.

    Own Id: OTP-14435 Aux Id: PR-1462, PR-1393, OTP-14313

Improvements and New Features

  • Add basic support for CMAC

    Own Id: OTP-13779 Aux Id: ERL-82 PR-1138

  • Removed functions deprecated in crypto-3.0 first released in OTP-R16B01


    Own Id: OTP-13873

  • The crypto application now supports OpenSSL 1.1.

    Own Id: OTP-13900

  • Allow Erlang/OTP to use OpenSSL in FIPS-140 mode, in order to satisfy specific security requirements (mostly by different parts of the US federal government).

    See the new crypto users guide "FIPS mode" chapter about building and using the FIPS support which is disabled by default.

    (Thanks to dszoboszlay and legoscia)

    Own Id: OTP-13921 Aux Id: PR-1180

  • Crypto chacha20-poly1305 as in RFC 7539 enabled for OpenSSL >= 1.1.

    Thanks to mururu.

    Own Id: OTP-14092 Aux Id: PR-1291

  • RSA key generation added to crypto:generate_key/2. Thanks to wiml.

    An interface is also added to public_key:generate_key/1.

    Own Id: OTP-14140 Aux Id: ERL-165, PR-1299

  • Raised minimum requirement for OpenSSL version to OpenSSL-0.9.8.c although we recommend a much higher version, that is a version that is still maintained officially by the OpenSSL project. Note that using such an old version may restrict the crypto algorithms supported.


    Own Id: OTP-14171

  • Deprecate crypto:rand_uniform/2 as it is not cryptographically strong

    Own Id: OTP-14274

  • The Crypto application now supports generation of cryptographically strong random numbers (floats < 1.0 and integer arbitrary ranges) as a plugin to the 'rand' module.

    Own Id: OTP-14317 Aux Id: PR-1372

  • This replaces the hard coded test values for AES, CMAC and GCM ciphers with the full validation set from NIST's CAVP program.

    Own Id: OTP-14436 Aux Id: PR-1396

1.13  Crypto 3.7.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix a bug with AES CFB 128 for 192 and 256 bit keys. Thanks to kellymclaughlin !

    Own Id: OTP-14313 Aux Id: PR-1393

1.14  Crypto 3.7.3

Improvements and New Features

  • The implementation of the key exchange algorithms diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha* are optimized, up to a factor of 11 for the slowest ( = biggest and safest) group size.

    Own Id: OTP-14169 Aux Id: seq-13261

1.15  Crypto 3.7.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The crypto application has been fixed to not use RC2 against OpenSSL built with RC2 disabled.

    Own Id: OTP-13895 Aux Id: PR-1163

  • The crypto application has been fixed to not use RC4 against OpenSSL built with RC4 disabled.

    Own Id: OTP-13896 Aux Id: PR-1169

Improvements and New Features

  • To ease troubleshooting, erlang:load_nif/2 now includes the return value from a failed call to load/reload/upgrade in the text part of the error tuple. The crypto NIF makes use of this feature by returning the source line where/if the initialization fails.

    Own Id: OTP-13951

1.16  Crypto 3.7.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Crypto has been fixed to work against OpenSSL versions with disabled DES ciphers. Correct spelling of cipher algorithm 'des3_cfb' has been introduced; the previous misspeling still works.

    Own Id: OTP-13783 Aux Id: ERL-203

  • The size of an internal array in crypto has been fixed to not segfault when having all possible ciphers. Bug fix by Duncan Overbruck.

    Own Id: OTP-13789 Aux Id: PR-1140

1.17  Crypto 3.7

Improvements and New Features

  • Refactor crypto to use the EVP interface of OpenSSL, which is the recommended interface that also enables access to hardware acceleration for some operations.

    Own Id: OTP-12217

  • Add support for 192-bit keys for the aes_cbc cipher.

    Own Id: OTP-13206 Aux Id: pr 832

  • Add support for 192-bit keys for aes_ecb.

    Own Id: OTP-13207 Aux Id: pr829

  • Deprecate the function crypto:rand_bytes and make sure that crypto:strong_rand_bytes is used in all places that are cryptographically significant.

    Own Id: OTP-13214

  • Enable AES-GCM encryption/decryption to change the tag length between 1 to 16 bytes.

    Own Id: OTP-13483 Aux Id: PR-998

1.18  Crypto 3.6.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix bug for aes_ecb block crypto when data is larger than 16 bytes.

    Own Id: OTP-13249

  • Improve portability of ECC tests in Crypto and SSL for "exotic" OpenSSL versions.

    Own Id: OTP-13311

1.19  Crypto 3.6.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Small documentation fixes

    Own Id: OTP-13017

1.20  Crypto 3.6.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Make crypto:ec_curves/0 return empty list if elliptic curve is not supported at all.

    Own Id: OTP-12944

1.21  Crypto 3.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Enhance crypto:generate_key to calculate ECC public keys from private key.

    Own Id: OTP-12394

  • Fix bug in crypto:generate_key for ecdh that could cause VM crash for faulty input.

    Own Id: OTP-12733

Improvements and New Features

  • Use the EVP API for AES-CBC crypto to enables the use of hardware acceleration for AES-CBC crypto on newer Intel CPUs (AES-NI), among other platforms.

    Own Id: OTP-12380

  • Add AES ECB block encryption.

    Own Id: OTP-12403

1.22  Crypto 3.5

Improvements and New Features

  • Extend block_encrypt/decrypt for aes_cfb8 and aes_cfb128 to accept keys of length 128, 192 and 256 bits. Before only 128 bit keys were accepted.

    Own Id: OTP-12467

1.23  Crypto 3.4.2

Improvements and New Features

  • Add configure option --with-ssl-incl=PATH to support OpenSSL installations with headers and libraries at different places.

    Own Id: OTP-12215 Aux Id: seq12700

  • Add configure option --with-ssl-rpath to control which runtime library path to use for dynamic linkage toward OpenSSL.

    Own Id: OTP-12316 Aux Id: seq12753

1.24  Crypto 3.4.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Make crypto verify major version number of OpenSSL header files and runtime library. Loading of crypto will fail if there is a version mismatch.

    Own Id: OTP-12146 Aux Id: seq12700

1.25  Crypto 3.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix memory leak in crypto:hmac_init/upgrade/final functions for all data and in crypto:hmac/3/4 for data larger than 20000 bytes. Bug exists since OTP 17.0.

    Own Id: OTP-11953

  • Fix memory leak in crypto for elliptic curve.

    Own Id: OTP-11999

Improvements and New Features

  • Add aes_cfb8 cypher to crypto:block_encrypt and block_decrypt.

    Own Id: OTP-11911

1.26  Crypto 3.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix memory leaks and invalid deallocations in mod_pow, mod_exp and generate_key(srp,...) when bad arguments are passed. (Thanks to Florian Zumbiehi)

    Own Id: OTP-11550

  • Correction of the word 'ChipherText' throughout the documentation (Thanks to Andrew Tunnell-Jones)

    Own Id: OTP-11609

  • Fix fatal bug when using a hmac context variable in more than one call to hmac_update or hmac_final. The reuse of hmac contexts has never worked as the underlying OpenSSL implementation does not support it. It is now documented as having undefined behaviour, but it does not crash or corrupt the VM anymore.

    Own Id: OTP-11724

  • Crypto handles out-of-memory with a controlled abort instead of crash/corruption. (Thanks to Florian Zumbiehi)

    Own Id: OTP-11725

  • Application upgrade (appup) files are corrected for the following applications:

    asn1, common_test, compiler, crypto, debugger, dialyzer, edoc, eldap, erl_docgen, et, eunit, gs, hipe, inets, observer, odbc, os_mon, otp_mibs, parsetools, percept, public_key, reltool, runtime_tools, ssh, syntax_tools, test_server, tools, typer, webtool, wx, xmerl

    A new test utility for testing appup files is added to test_server. This is now used by most applications in OTP.

    (Thanks to Tobias Schlager)

    Own Id: OTP-11744

Improvements and New Features

  • By giving --enable-static-{nifs,drivers} to configure it is now possible to statically linking of nifs and drivers to the main Erlang VM binary. At the moment only the asn1 and crypto nifs of the Erlang/OTP nifs and drivers have been prepared to be statically linked. For more details see the Installation Guide in the System documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-11258

  • Add IGE mode for AES cipher in crypto (Thanks to Yura Beznos).

    Own Id: OTP-11522

  • Moved elliptic curve definition from the crypto NIF/OpenSSL into Erlang code, adds the RFC-5639 brainpool curves and makes TLS use them (RFC-7027).

    Thanks to Andreas Schultz

    Own Id: OTP-11578

  • Remove all obsolete application processes from crypto and make it into a pure library application.

    Own Id: OTP-11619

1.27  Crypto 3.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix uninitialized pointers in crypto (Thanks to Anthony Ramine)

    Own Id: OTP-11510

1.28  Crypto 3.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Refactor ecdsa cipher to simplify code and improve performance.

    Own Id: OTP-11320

1.29  Crypto 3.0

Improvements and New Features

  • Integrate elliptic curve contribution from Andreas Schultz

    In order to be able to support elliptic curve cipher suites in SSL/TLS, additions to handle elliptic curve infrastructure has been added to public_key and crypto.

    This also has resulted in a rewrite of the crypto API to gain consistency and remove unnecessary overhead. All OTP applications using crypto has been updated to use the new API.

    Impact: Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) offers equivalent security with smaller key sizes than other public key algorithms. Smaller key sizes result in savings for power, memory, bandwidth, and computational cost that make ECC especially attractive for constrained environments.

    Own Id: OTP-11009

  • Fixed a spelling mistake in crypto docs. Thanks to Klaus Trainer

    Own Id: OTP-11058

Known Bugs and Problems

  • Make the crypto functions interruptible by chunking input when it is very large and bumping reductions in the nifs.

    Not yet implemented for block_encrypt|decrypt/4

    Impact: Individual calls to crypto functions may take longer time but over all system performance should improve as crypto calls will not become throughput bottlenecks.

    Own Id: OTP-11142

1.30  Crypto 2.3

Improvements and New Features

  • Enable runtime upgrade of crypto including the OpenSSL library used by crypto.

    Own Id: OTP-10596

  • Improve documentation and tests for hmac functions in crypto. Thanks to Daniel White

    Own Id: OTP-10640

  • Added ripemd160 support to crypto. Thanks to Michael Loftis

    Own Id: OTP-10667

1.31  Crypto 2.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Remove unnecessary dependency to libssl from crypto NIF library. This dependency was introduced by accident in R14B04.

    Own Id: OTP-10064

Improvements and New Features

  • Add crypto and public_key support for the hash functions SHA224, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512 and also hmac and rsa_sign/verify support using these hash functions. Thanks to Andreas Schultz for making a prototype.

    Own Id: OTP-9908

  • Optimize RSA private key handling in crypto and public_key.

    Own Id: OTP-10065

  • Make crypto:aes_cfb_128_encrypt and crypto:aes_cfb_128_decrypt handle data and cipher with arbitrary length. (Thanks to Stefan Zegenhagen)

    Own Id: OTP-10136

1.32  Crypto 2.1

Improvements and New Features

  • public_key, ssl and crypto now supports PKCS-8

    Own Id: OTP-9312

  • Erlang/OTP can now be built using parallel make if you limit the number of jobs, for instance using 'make -j6' or 'make -j10'. 'make -j' does not work at the moment because of some missing dependencies.

    Own Id: OTP-9451

  • Add DES and Triple DES cipher feedback (CFB) mode functions to crypto. (Thanks to Paul Guyot)

    Own Id: OTP-9640

  • Add sha256, sha384 and sha512 support for crypto:rsa_verify.

    Own Id: OTP-9778

1.33  Crypto 2.0.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • crypto:rand_uniform works correctly for negative integers. Fails with badarg exception for invalid ranges (when Hi =< Lo) instead of returning incorrect output.

    Own Id: OTP-9526

  • Fix win32 OpenSSL static linking (Thanks to Dave Cottlehuber)

    Own Id: OTP-9532

1.34  Crypto 2.0.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Various small documentation fixes (Thanks to Bernard Duggan)

    Own Id: OTP-9172

Improvements and New Features

  • New crypto support for streaming of AES CTR and HMAC. (Thanks to Travis Jensen)

    Own Id: OTP-9275

  • Due to standard library DLL mismatches between versions of OpenSSL and Erlang/OTP, OpenSSL is now linked statically to the crypto driver on Windows. This fixes problems starting crypto when running Erlang as a service on all Windows versions.

    Own Id: OTP-9280

1.35  Crypto

Improvements and New Features

  • Strengthened random number generation. (Thanks to Geoff Cant)

    Own Id: OTP-9225

1.36  Crypto

Improvements and New Features

  • Misc. Updates.

    Own Id: OTP-9132

1.37  Crypto 2.0.2

Improvements and New Features

  • AES CTR encryption support in crypto.

    Own Id: OTP-8752 Aux Id: seq11642

1.38  Crypto 2.0.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Crypto dialyzer type error in md5_mac and sha_mac.

    Own Id: OTP-8718

  • RC4 stream cipher didn't work. This since the new NIF implementation of crypto:rc4_encrypt_with_state/2 introduced in crypto-2.0 didn't return an updated state. (Thanks to Paul Guyot)

    Own Id: OTP-8781

  • A number of memory leaks in the crypto NIF library have been fixed.

    Own Id: OTP-8810

Improvements and New Features

  • Added erlang:system_info(build_type) which makes it easier to chose drivers, NIF libraries, etc based on build type of the runtime system.

    The NIF library for crypto can now be built for valgrind and/or debug as separate NIF libraries that will be automatically loaded if the runtime system has been built with a matching build type.

    Own Id: OTP-8760

1.39  Crypto 2.0

Improvements and New Features

  • crypto application changed to use NIFs instead of driver.

    Own Id: OTP-8333

  • des_ecb_encrypt/2 and des_ecb_decrypt/2 has been added to the crypto module. The crypto:md4/1 function has been documented.

    Own Id: OTP-8551

  • The undocumented, unsupport, and deprecated function lists:flat_length/1 has been removed.

    Own Id: OTP-8584

  • New variants of crypto:dss_sign and crypto:dss_verify with an extra argument to control how the digest is calculated.

    Own Id: OTP-8700

1.40  Crypto 1.6.4

Improvements and New Features

  • Cross compilation improvements and other build system improvements.

    Most notable:

    • Lots of cross compilation improvements. The old cross compilation support was more or less non-existing as well as broken. Please, note that the cross compilation support should still be considered as experimental. Also note that old cross compilation configurations cannot be used without modifications. For more information on cross compiling Erlang/OTP see the $ERL_TOP/INSTALL-CROSS.md file.
    • Support for staged install using DESTDIR. The old broken INSTALL_PREFIX has also been fixed. For more information see the $ERL_TOP/INSTALL.md file.
    • Documentation of the release target of the top Makefile. For more information see the $ERL_TOP/INSTALL.md file.
    • make install now by default creates relative symbolic links instead of absolute ones. For more information see the $ERL_TOP/INSTALL.md file.
    • $ERL_TOP/configure --help=recursive now works and prints help for all applications with configure scripts.
    • Doing make install, or make release directly after make all no longer triggers miscellaneous rebuilds.
    • Existing bootstrap system is now used when doing make install, or make release without a preceding make all.
    • The crypto and ssl applications use the same runtime library path when dynamically linking against libssl.so and libcrypto.so. The runtime library search path has also been extended.
    • The configure scripts of erl_interface and odbc now search for thread libraries and thread library quirks the same way as ERTS do.
    • The configure script of the odbc application now also looks for odbc libraries in lib64 and lib/64 directories when building on a 64-bit system.
    • The config.h.in file in the erl_interface application is now automatically generated in instead of statically updated which reduces the risk of configure tests without any effect.

    (Thanks to Henrik Riomar for suggestions and testing)

    (Thanks to Winston Smith for the AVR32-Linux cross configuration and testing)


    Own Id: OTP-8323

  • The crypto module now supports Blowfish in ECB, CBC and OFB modes. (Thanks to Paul Oliver.)

    Own Id: OTP-8331

  • The documentation is now possible to build in an open source environment after a number of bugs are fixed and some features are added in the documentation build process.

    - The arity calculation is updated.

    - The module prefix used in the function names for bif's are removed in the generated links so the links will look like "http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#append_element-2" instead of "http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#erlang:append_element-2".

    - Enhanced the menu positioning in the html documentation when a new page is loaded.

    - A number of corrections in the generation of man pages (thanks to Sergei Golovan)

    - The legal notice is taken from the xml book file so OTP's build process can be used for non OTP applications.

    Own Id: OTP-8343

1.41  Crypto 1.6.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Suppressed false valgrind errors caused by libcrypto using uninitialized data as entropy.

    Own Id: OTP-8200

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation is now built with open source tools (xsltproc and fop) that exists on most platforms. One visible change is that the frames are removed.

    Own Id: OTP-8201

  • When the crypto application failed to load the OpenSSL/LibEAY shared object, error indication was sparse. Now a more specific error message is sent to the error logger.

    Own Id: OTP-8281

1.42  Crypto 1.6.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed emulator crash caused by crypto using an old openssl version that did not cope with large file descriptors.

    Own Id: OTP-8261 Aux Id: seq11434

1.43  Crypto 1.6.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Makefile.in has been updated to use the LDFLAGS environment variable (if set). (Thanks to Davide Pesavento.)

    Own Id: OTP-8157

Improvements and New Features

  • Support for Blowfish cfb64 added to crypto.

    Own Id: OTP-8096

  • New function crypto:aes_cbc_ivec

    Own Id: OTP-8141

1.44  Crypto 1.6

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The dh_compute_key sometimes returned a SharedSecret of incorrect size.

    Own Id: OTP-7674

Improvements and New Features

  • Optimization for drivers by creating small binaries direct on process heap.

    Own Id: OTP-7762

1.45  Crypto 1.5.3

Improvements and New Features

  • Added new functions: dss_verify/3, rsa_verify/3, rsa_verify/4, dss_sign/2, rsa_sign/2, rsa_sign/3, rsa_public_encrypt, rsa_private_decrypt/3, rsa_private_encrypt/3, rsa_public_decrypt/3, dh_generate_key/1, dh_generate_key/2, dh_compute_key/3.

    Own Id: OTP-7545

1.46  Crypto

Improvements and New Features

  • Minor performance optimization.

    Own Id: OTP-7521

1.47  Crypto 1.5.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • ./configure has been improved to find 64-bit OpenSSL libraries.

    Own Id: OTP-7270

Improvements and New Features

  • crypto and zlib drivers improved to allow concurent smp access.

    Own Id: OTP-7262

1.48  Crypto

Improvements and New Features

  • The linked in driver for the crypto application is now linked statically against the OpenSSL libraries, to avoid installation and runtime problems in connection to the OpenSSL library locations.

    Own Id: OTP-6680

  • Minor Makefile changes.

    Own Id: OTP-6689

1.49  Crypto 1.5

Improvements and New Features

  • It is now explicitly checked at start-up that the crypto driver is properly loaded (Thanks to Claes Wikstrom).

    Own Id: OTP-6109

1.50  Crypto 1.4

Improvements and New Features

  • The previously undocumented and UNSUPPORTED ssh application has been updated and documented. This release of the ssh application is still considered to be a beta release and (if necessary) there could still be changes in its API before it reaches 1.0.

    Also, more cryptographic algorithms have been added to the crypto application.


    Own Id: OTP-5631

1.51  Crypto 1.3

Improvements and New Features

  • Added support for RFC 3826 - The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Cipher Algorithm in the SNMP User-based Security Model.
    Martin Björklund

1.52  Crypto 1.2.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Linked in drivers in the crypto, and asn1 applications are now compiled with the -D_THREAD_SAFE and -D_REENTRANT switches on unix when the emulator has thread support enabled.

    Linked in drivers on MacOSX are not compiled with the undocumented -lbundle1.o switch anymore. Thanks to Sean Hinde who sent us a patch.

    Linked in driver in crypto, and port programs in ssl, now compiles on OSF1.

    Minor makefile improvements in runtime_tools.

    Own Id: OTP-5346

1.53  Crypto 1.2.2

Improvements and New Features

  • Corrected error handling. If the port to the driver that crypto uses is unexpectedly closed (which should not happen during normal operation of crypto), crypto will terminate immediately (rather than crashing the next time crypto is used). Also corrected build problems on Mac OS X.

    Own Id: OTP-5279

1.54  Crypto 1.2.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • It was not possible in R9 to relink the crypto driver. The object file was missing as well as an example makefile. The crypto driver object file is now released with the application (installed in priv/obj). An example makefile has also been added to the priv/obj directory. The makefile serves as an example of how to relink the driver on Unix (crypto_drv.so) or Windows (crypto_drv.dll).

    Own Id: OTP-4828 Aux Id: seq8193

1.55  Crypto 1.2

Improvements and New Features

  • Previous versions of Crypto where delivered with statically linked binaries based on SSLeay. That is not longer the case. The current version of Crypto requires dynamically linked OpenSSL libraries that the user has to install. The library needed is libcrypto.so (Unix) or libeay32.[lib|dll] (Win32). For further details see the crypto(6) application manual page.

  • This version of Crypto uses the new DES interface of OpenSSL 0.9.7, which is not backward compatible with earlier versions of OpenSSL.

  • The functions des_ede3_cbc_encrypt/5 and des_ede3_cbc_decrypt/5 have been renamed to des3_cbc_encrypt/5 and des3_cbc_decrypt/5, respectively. The old functions have been retained (they are deprecated and not listed in the crypto(3) manual page).

Reported Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The start of crypto failed on Windows, due to erroneous addition of a DES3 algorithm.

    Own Id: OTP-4684
    Aux Id: seq7864

1.56  Crypto 1.1.3

Reported Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • To obtain backward compatibility with the old SSLeay package, and with earlier versions of OpenSSL, the macro OPENSSL_DES_LIBDES_COMPATIBILITY has been added to crypto_drv.c. This is of importance only for the open source version of Crypto.

1.57  Crypto 1.1.2

Reported Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • In the manual page crypto(3) the function names md5_finish and sha_finish have been changed to md5_final and sha_final to correctly document the implementation.

    Own Id: OTP-3409

1.58  Crypto 1.1.1

Code replacement in runtime is supported. Upgrade can be done from from version 1.1 and downgrade to version 1.1.

Improvements and New Features

  • The driver part of the Crypto application has been updated to use the erl_driver header file. Version 1.1.1 requires emulator version 4.9.1 or later.

1.59  Crypto 1.1

Reported Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • On Windows the crypto_drv was incorrectly linked to static run-time libraries instead of dynamic ones.

    Own Id: OTP-3240

1.60  Crypto 1.0

New application.