Bug 490918 - RFE: support SHA-2 hashes in ecryptfs
RFE: support SHA-2 hashes in ecryptfs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: fedora-sha2-pkgs
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Reported: 2009-03-18 11:13 EDT by Miloslav Trmač
Modified: 2016-05-27 10:31 EDT (History)
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Description Miloslav Trmač 2009-03-18 11:13:03 EDT
MD5 is all but broken.  Could you add support for SHA-2 in the remaining parts of ecryptfs, please?

I have identified the following areas:
* ecryptfs uses MD5 to generate IVs for block encryption.
* ecryptfs supports only MD5 in string-to-key algorithm for PGP private key handling. 

(I realize converting them all now might not be practical - but they should be
converted eventually.)
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 08:21:22 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 4 Josh Boyer 2011-11-07 19:43:12 EST
Is this still required?  More importantly, has anybody actually started working with upstream to implement this?
Comment 5 Miloslav Trmač 2011-11-07 20:03:41 EST
(In reply to comment #4)
> Is this still required?
Well, md5 is still "all but broken", even more than at the time the bug was filed..

> More importantly, has anybody actually started working
> with upstream to implement this?
I don't know about any such effort.

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