Commit e09d5b14 authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller

More info for nettle-2.1.

Rev: nettle/NEWS:1.7
parent 55d15220
NEWS for the 2.5 release NEWS for the 2.1 release
XXX: Remaining: Manual update. Key generation for dsa256.
*Important*: this release breaks source and binary *Important*: this release breaks source and binary
compatibility for the digital signature functions. compatibility for the digital signature functions, and for the
DES and BLOWFISH ciphers which have weak keys.
Incompatible changes: Incompatible changes:
* The functions rsa_md5_sign, rsa_sha1_sign and * The functions rsa_md5_sign, rsa_sha1_sign and
rsa_sha256_sign, and the corresponding _digest varians, now rsa_sha256_sign, and the corresponding _digest variants, now
have a return value which callers should check. The functions have a return value which callers should check. The functions
return failure if the key is too small for the type of return failure if the key is too small for the type of
signature. signature.
...@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ NEWS for the 2.5 release ...@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ NEWS for the 2.5 release
* The functions dsa_sign and dsa_verify are renamed to * The functions dsa_sign and dsa_verify are renamed to
dsa_sha1_sign and dsa_sha1_verify. The _-digest variants are dsa_sha1_sign and dsa_sha1_verify. The _-digest variants are
renamed similarly. These functions now have a return value renamed similarly. These functions now have a return value
which callers sould check, and they return failure if the which callers should check, and they return failure if the
number q is not of the appropriate size. number q is not of the appropriate size.
* The return value from des_set_key, des3_set_key and * The return value from des_set_key, des3_set_key and
...@@ -31,6 +31,11 @@ NEWS for the 2.5 release ...@@ -31,6 +31,11 @@ NEWS for the 2.5 release
Other changes: Other changes:
* Support for the Camellia block cipher.
* New function aes_invert_key, useful for applications that
need both encryption and decryption using the same AES key.
* des_set_key and des3_set_key no longer check the key parity * des_set_key and des3_set_key no longer check the key parity
bits. Parity bits are silently ignored. A new function bits. Parity bits are silently ignored. A new function
des_check_parity is provided, for applications that care des_check_parity is provided, for applications that care
...@@ -43,13 +48,18 @@ NEWS for the 2.5 release ...@@ -43,13 +48,18 @@ NEWS for the 2.5 release
testing, this support should be considered somewhat testing, this support should be considered somewhat
experimental. experimental.
* Key generation for RSA and DSA changed to use Maurer's
algorithm to generate provably prime numbers (as usual, the
mathematical proof does not guaranteee that the
implementation is bug free).
* x86_64 assembler implementation actually included in the * x86_64 assembler implementation actually included in the
distribution (was accidentally left out in nettle-2.0). distribution (was accidentally left out in nettle-2.0).
* Configure script now detects if the compiler uses a 32-bit * Configure script now detects if the compiler uses a 32-bit
or 64-bit on x86_64 (prevously did this for sparc only). or 64-bit on x86_64 (prevously did this for sparc only).
Also sets the default location for installing libraries Also sets the default location for installing libraries
(libdir) depending on system type andd the ABI used. (libdir) depending on system type and the ABI used.
* Added the nettle and gmp libraries as dependencies when * Added the nettle and gmp libraries as dependencies when
linking shared library libhogweed.so. On systems using linking shared library libhogweed.so. On systems using
......
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment