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TLS 1.2 handshake ECDH premaster/master secret generation with C OpenSSL API [on hold]

I am doing a study on the TLS protocol as my degree thesis, but being completely inexperienced on this subject, I have many questions. I have to write C code and program a client that partecipates ...
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X509_verify() with ECDSA public key failure [on hold]

I am developing an ECDSA signed certificate and embedded application using Openssl 1.0.2. The X509_verify(cert, pubkey) is failing with an 'other' error and after some debugging the solution ...
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tshark decryption fails on old OS but succeeds on new OS [migrated]

I have a pcap tracefile and private RSA key that should allow me to decrypt the HTTPS data in the pcap file. With the exact same pcap file, private key and tshark command, I find that decryption ...
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How to use SHA-512 in terminal? [migrated]

I do not understand this problem. I tried my code down below. It says,"can only sign or verify one file." Instructions: Using the hash function SHA‐512 and the key ...
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CSR creation in android

I'm trying to generate a csr with spongyCastle in android that has to be submited to a webservice. My problem is that the webservice always complains that the CSR is not in DER or PEM format. On the ...
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Openssl DSA Signature Verification Failure Error not understood [migrated]

I am given a public key in PEM format: ...
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How to use OpenSSL 1.1.1 to implement HDF-Extract? [migrated]

I'm trying to implement parts of the QUIC RFC and they note: ...
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Get certificate from DSA Private Key [migrated]

I have a private DSA key in PEM format that contains the following: ...
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How are AEAD, GCM, CBC, Poly1305, EtM, MtE and E&M related?

I am using OpenSSL 1.1.1 to implement a TLS 1.3 communication module so I tried to learn how data integrity and authentication is ensured. I read a lot about AEAD, GCM, CBC, Poly1305, EtM, MtE and E&...
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CA certificate suffix [migrated]

I'm trying to deploy a container and I have to use TLS. I've generated a certificate request and using OpenSSL. What is confusing me is that I need to provide three value for the parameters which are:...
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An alternative for /dev/urandom [migrated]

I like to overwrite my harddisk with random data. Since /dev/urandom as source is too slow to overwrite a large amount of data in a reasonable time, I'm looking for a good alternative. These two ...
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A simple misunderstanding of SSL/TLS

I just came to learn about Deffie Hellman Key Exchange. And a little bit about RSA. I came to DH from something about SSL. From what I understood before is that SSL uses DH and TLS uses RSA, but after ...
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Are there any specific weakness in this crypto implementation?

I am reverse engineering the firmware of a particular router/modem. I am focusing on the functionality to export the router configuration. I an searching for a way to decrypt the configuration backup ...
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SDES algorithm purpose

What is the purpose of SDES algorithm? (Session Description Protocol Security Descriptions) What are the problems in the way it exchanges keys? I have tried to search about these quastions but i ...
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CSR signature using elliptic curve [closed]

We've been asked to generate a certificate signing request using elliptic curve and we can't use any third-party library as it's an embedded application with very limited resources). We are used to ...
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Using RSA encryption with OpenSSL library: secure?

I'm working on a small program (in C) that writes encrypted log files, but there are a lot of articles out there that say you should avoid RSA whenever possible. However, most of these articles also ...
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Does Openssl 1.1.1 library supports sending multiple identities as part of PSK?

Does Openssl 1.1.1 supports sending multiple ticket identities as part of PSK? i have gone through the openssl code and i don't see that openssl supports it. could someone please confirm it if i ...
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curve25519 by openSSL

How can i generate ec curve25519 keys using openSSL? When I run openssl ecparam -name curve25519 -genkey -noout -out private.ec.key I have this message ...
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How to use openssl securely? [closed]

I don't want openssl to log my keys and passwords... but I don't use gpg as I need more manual control for my purpose. I also don't like gpg and would like to use openssl without logging. Does ...
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Naming convention for NIST elliptic curves in OPENSSL

NIST standardized 5 elliptic curves (P-192, P-224, P-256, P-384, P-521) for prime fields. When I looked into openssl, these curves are named as prime192v1, secp224r1, prime256v1, secp384r1, secp521r1. ...
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Encrypt multiple RSA keys with same passphrase

I have to create and store a bunch of RSA key pairs with openssl. The private keys will be encrypted with the aes256 option and a very long, random password. Would it be safe to use the same password ...
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Why does OpenSSL differentiate between PSS and non-PSS for private key generation?

RSA-PSS private keys The following command will generate an RSA-PSS private key: ...
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Is the KDF pbkdf2 included in the openssl suite? [closed]

I'm trying to encrypt a file using DES in CBC mode but when I try to specify the key derivation function it tells me my command is wrong. It only fails when I try specify the KDF and works when I don'...
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Is openssl rand command cryptographically secure?

I'm wondering if the openssl rand command produces cryptographically secure random bytes. For example when in need for a random password or token: ...
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When do clients use TLS in PSK mode?

The TLS protocol can perform the handshake in different modes. Either fresh handshake where new keys are generated, or using Pre Shared Keys (PSK) or what was know as Session Resumption in previous ...
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Length of password requirement using openssl aes-256-cbc

I am using the following OpenSSL command to AES 256 encrypt a file: ...
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Using Diffie-Hellman secret key to encrypt/decrypt data?

My end goal is to encrypt data with AES-128, send it to other process and decrypt it there. While using DH key exchange protocol. I have used DH to generate a 256 bytes shared secret, but I can't use ...
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Why does Laravel only support AES-256-CBC?

Modern Laravel uses OpenSSL to provide AES-256-CBC encryption along with a MAC. However, I was under the impression that this is not a particularly secure approach. Why does Laravel only support AES-...
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How to determine the fastest OpenSSL cryptographic algorithm

This question does have to do with cryptography, but not necessarily with encrypting meaningful data. This is my first post here, so if I'm going about this question incorrectly please let me know. ...
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How does openssl signature verification work?

I would like to know how openssl verifies a digital signature? I know that it uses this command to verify a signature: ...
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Does RSASSAPSS use RSA signature

I just need to know is it correct to classify the RSASSAPSS scheme and sha[256 | 512 | 1]WithRSAEncryption all under RSA ...
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openSSL and ECDSA key format inspection

If I run openssl ec on a key that I have generated with openssl ecparam -genkey I get one extra prefixing 0x00 in the private ...
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SSL - encrypt with private key and then with public key?

Say there are 2 sides that wish to communicate: side A and side B. Let's say we are looking at side ...
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How to check a signed CSR with openssl?

I just learned that a CSR can be signed. See this Why is a CSR signed and which key is used for signing? I tried to check the csr with below openssl command, but failed with errors "139942025398160:...
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Unable to reproduce correct signature data

"Skatteetaten" is the Norwegian tax authority. We're currently trying to implement signing of messages for digital cash registry systems and i'm not able to reproduce the desired signed data. Went ...
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When a program using openssl library is using a certificate, does the server check if the issuer(s) are still valid

If I have a program acting as TLS server with a certificate signed by a CA, if one of the issuers in the chain becomes invalidated or the date expires, then how does the program using the certificate ...
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Are Authenticated Encryption ciphersuites supported in legacy TLS versions older than TLS 1.2?

I have read in a paper that Authenticated Encryption (by this I mean those that support GCM mode or ChaCha20 ciphers) are not supported in versions older than TLS 1.2? I could not confirm this as ...
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Simulation of Chosen Plaintext Attack on CBC, Predictable IV with OpenSSL

I would like to simulate the CBC IV attack where the IV is predictable. It's described in the answer to this question: chosen plaintext attack on CBC, predictable iv (Only "Yes" and "No" are valid ...
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The attacker model of the Lucky13 attack in TLS

Lucky13 is a timing attack against the MAC in the CBC MAC-then-encrypt ciphersuites. In the attack's page: The attacks involve detecting small differences in the time at which TLS error messages ...
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Encrypt multiple files with OpenSSL securely [closed]

I wish to encrypt potentially gigabytes of data on my pc, and I wish to be able to decrypt and use those files. However, I am a noob, so bear with me. My idea is to use ...
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Decrypting AES256-CBC with wrong encryption key

Using OpenSSL library is there any chance that decrypting AES256-CBC encrypted data with wrong encryption key will succeed without an error? Asking this because I have read somewhere there is 1/256 ...
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What is different below two Ciphersuites?

I have two questions; I need an explanation for the differences of below two cipher suites. How do they work with SSL/TLS protocol? (my main concern first one doesn't have '...
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Why can't decrypt with OpenSSL if salt changed (for CBC and ECB)

A file encrypted with OpenSSL (with, for example, AES 256-bit mode CBC) using the Linux command openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -in texte -out encrypted_texte -k password ...
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What is the encoding protocol for passphrase protected RSA private keys?

What is the protocol used to encode an RSA key protected with a passphrase? If I generate an RSA key with ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 and do: ...
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Is this a good PHP encryption Strategy?

I'm writing a multi-tenant application that interacts with a couple of different APIs on behalf of each customer. Obviously, we need to store private keys for these various different APIs in the ...
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X25519 - why openssl shows 253 bits?

When using ECDHE with Curve25519 with openssl: Server Temp Key: X25519, 253 bits I thought when we use X25519, it use 256 bit key. Why openssl shows the server temp key as 253 bits?
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How to see Diffie Hellman private key used during negotiation? [closed]

I used OpenSSL s_client to connect to a test server. Because OpenSSL generated client side private DH key, I think there will be a way to show the private key or ...
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The “openssl genrsa” command only generates a private key?

The command : openssl genrsa -out RootCA.key 4096 generates a single file named RootCA.key. When I open the file, it only contains the private key. Then ...
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Question about OpenSSL testing for FIPS 186-4 and using BN_generate_prime_ex

I am working on testing my implementation of OpenSSL using the CAVP 186-4 RSA Validation System (RSA2VS). There are tools under openssl-fips-2.0.16/test and I am working on modifying fips_rsagtest.c ...