from small one page howto to huge articles all in one place
poll results
Last additions:
May 25th. 2007:
April, 26th. 2006:
 You are here: manpages
des
Section: OpenSSL (3) Updated: 20170525 Index
Return to Main Contents
NAME
DES_random_key, DES_set_key, DES_key_sched, DES_set_key_checked,
DES_set_key_unchecked, DES_set_odd_parity, DES_is_weak_key,
DES_ecb_encrypt, DES_ecb2_encrypt, DES_ecb3_encrypt, DES_ncbc_encrypt,
DES_cfb_encrypt, DES_ofb_encrypt, DES_pcbc_encrypt, DES_cfb64_encrypt,
DES_ofb64_encrypt, DES_xcbc_encrypt, DES_ede2_cbc_encrypt,
DES_ede2_cfb64_encrypt, DES_ede2_ofb64_encrypt, DES_ede3_cbc_encrypt,
DES_ede3_cbcm_encrypt, DES_ede3_cfb64_encrypt, DES_ede3_ofb64_encrypt,
DES_cbc_cksum, DES_quad_cksum, DES_string_to_key, DES_string_to_2keys,
DES_fcrypt, DES_crypt, DES_enc_read, DES_enc_write  DES encryption
SYNOPSIS
#include <openssl/des.h>
void DES_random_key(DES_cblock *ret);
int DES_set_key(const_DES_cblock *key, DES_key_schedule *schedule);
int DES_key_sched(const_DES_cblock *key, DES_key_schedule *schedule);
int DES_set_key_checked(const_DES_cblock *key,
DES_key_schedule *schedule);
void DES_set_key_unchecked(const_DES_cblock *key,
DES_key_schedule *schedule);
void DES_set_odd_parity(DES_cblock *key);
int DES_is_weak_key(const_DES_cblock *key);
void DES_ecb_encrypt(const_DES_cblock *input, DES_cblock *output,
DES_key_schedule *ks, int enc);
void DES_ecb2_encrypt(const_DES_cblock *input, DES_cblock *output,
DES_key_schedule *ks1, DES_key_schedule *ks2, int enc);
void DES_ecb3_encrypt(const_DES_cblock *input, DES_cblock *output,
DES_key_schedule *ks1, DES_key_schedule *ks2,
DES_key_schedule *ks3, int enc);
void DES_ncbc_encrypt(const unsigned char *input, unsigned char *output,
long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule, DES_cblock *ivec,
int enc);
void DES_cfb_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out,
int numbits, long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule,
DES_cblock *ivec, int enc);
void DES_ofb_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out,
int numbits, long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule,
DES_cblock *ivec);
void DES_pcbc_encrypt(const unsigned char *input, unsigned char *output,
long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule, DES_cblock *ivec,
int enc);
void DES_cfb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out,
long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule, DES_cblock *ivec,
int *num, int enc);
void DES_ofb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out,
long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule, DES_cblock *ivec,
int *num);
void DES_xcbc_encrypt(const unsigned char *input, unsigned char *output,
long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule, DES_cblock *ivec,
const_DES_cblock *inw, const_DES_cblock *outw, int enc);
void DES_ede2_cbc_encrypt(const unsigned char *input,
unsigned char *output, long length, DES_key_schedule *ks1,
DES_key_schedule *ks2, DES_cblock *ivec, int enc);
void DES_ede2_cfb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in,
unsigned char *out, long length, DES_key_schedule *ks1,
DES_key_schedule *ks2, DES_cblock *ivec, int *num, int enc);
void DES_ede2_ofb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in,
unsigned char *out, long length, DES_key_schedule *ks1,
DES_key_schedule *ks2, DES_cblock *ivec, int *num);
void DES_ede3_cbc_encrypt(const unsigned char *input,
unsigned char *output, long length, DES_key_schedule *ks1,
DES_key_schedule *ks2, DES_key_schedule *ks3, DES_cblock *ivec,
int enc);
void DES_ede3_cbcm_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out,
long length, DES_key_schedule *ks1, DES_key_schedule *ks2,
DES_key_schedule *ks3, DES_cblock *ivec1, DES_cblock *ivec2,
int enc);
void DES_ede3_cfb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out,
long length, DES_key_schedule *ks1, DES_key_schedule *ks2,
DES_key_schedule *ks3, DES_cblock *ivec, int *num, int enc);
void DES_ede3_ofb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out,
long length, DES_key_schedule *ks1,
DES_key_schedule *ks2, DES_key_schedule *ks3,
DES_cblock *ivec, int *num);
DES_LONG DES_cbc_cksum(const unsigned char *input, DES_cblock *output,
long length, DES_key_schedule *schedule,
const_DES_cblock *ivec);
DES_LONG DES_quad_cksum(const unsigned char *input, DES_cblock output[],
long length, int out_count, DES_cblock *seed);
void DES_string_to_key(const char *str, DES_cblock *key);
void DES_string_to_2keys(const char *str, DES_cblock *key1,
DES_cblock *key2);
char *DES_fcrypt(const char *buf, const char *salt, char *ret);
char *DES_crypt(const char *buf, const char *salt);
int DES_enc_read(int fd, void *buf, int len, DES_key_schedule *sched,
DES_cblock *iv);
int DES_enc_write(int fd, const void *buf, int len,
DES_key_schedule *sched, DES_cblock *iv);
DESCRIPTION
This library contains a fast implementation of the DES encryption
algorithm.
There are two phases to the use of DES encryption. The first is the
generation of a DES_key_schedule from a key, the second is the
actual encryption. A DES key is of type DES_cblock. This type is
consists of 8 bytes with odd parity. The least significant bit in
each byte is the parity bit. The key schedule is an expanded form of
the key; it is used to speed the encryption process.
DES_random_key() generates a random key. The PRNG must be seeded
prior to using this function (see rand(3)). If the PRNG
could not generate a secure key, 0 is returned.
Before a DES key can be used, it must be converted into the
architecture dependent DES_key_schedule via the
DES_set_key_checked() or DES_set_key_unchecked() function.
DES_set_key_checked() will check that the key passed is of odd parity
and is not a weak or semiweak key. If the parity is wrong, then 1
is returned. If the key is a weak key, then 2 is returned. If an
error is returned, the key schedule is not generated.
DES_set_key() works like
DES_set_key_checked() if the DES_check_key flag is nonzero,
otherwise like DES_set_key_unchecked(). These functions are available
for compatibility; it is recommended to use a function that does not
depend on a global variable.
DES_set_odd_parity() sets the parity of the passed key to odd.
DES_is_weak_key() returns 1 if the passed key is a weak key, 0 if it
is ok.
The following routines mostly operate on an input and output stream of
DES_cblocks.
DES_ecb_encrypt() is the basic DES encryption routine that encrypts or
decrypts a single 8byte DES_cblock in electronic code book
(ECB) mode. It always transforms the input data, pointed to by
input, into the output data, pointed to by the output argument.
If the encrypt argument is nonzero (DES_ENCRYPT), the input
(cleartext) is encrypted in to the output (ciphertext) using the
key_schedule specified by the schedule argument, previously set via
DES_set_key. If encrypt is zero (DES_DECRYPT), the input (now
ciphertext) is decrypted into the output (now cleartext). Input
and output may overlap. DES_ecb_encrypt() does not return a value.
DES_ecb3_encrypt() encrypts/decrypts the input block by using
threekey TripleDES encryption in ECB mode. This involves encrypting
the input with ks1, decrypting with the key schedule ks2, and
then encrypting with ks3. This routine greatly reduces the chances
of brute force breaking of DES and has the advantage of if ks1,
ks2 and ks3 are the same, it is equivalent to just encryption
using ECB mode and ks1 as the key.
The macro DES_ecb2_encrypt() is provided to perform twokey TripleDES
encryption by using ks1 for the final encryption.
DES_ncbc_encrypt() encrypts/decrypts using the cipherblockchaining
(CBC) mode of DES. If the encrypt argument is nonzero, the
routine cipherblockchain encrypts the cleartext data pointed to by
the input argument into the ciphertext pointed to by the output
argument, using the key schedule provided by the schedule argument,
and initialization vector provided by the ivec argument. If the
length argument is not an integral multiple of eight bytes, the
last block is copied to a temporary area and zero filled. The output
is always an integral multiple of eight bytes.
DES_xcbc_encrypt() is RSA's DESX mode of DES. It uses inw and
outw to 'whiten' the encryption. inw and outw are secret
(unlike the iv) and are as such, part of the key. So the key is sort
of 24 bytes. This is much better than CBC DES.
DES_ede3_cbc_encrypt() implements outer triple CBC DES encryption with
three keys. This means that each DES operation inside the CBC mode is
an "C=E(ks3,D(ks2,E(ks1,M)))". This mode is used by SSL.
The DES_ede2_cbc_encrypt() macro implements twokey TripleDES by
reusing ks1 for the final encryption. "C=E(ks1,D(ks2,E(ks1,M)))".
This form of TripleDES is used by the RSAREF library.
DES_pcbc_encrypt() encrypt/decrypts using the propagating cipher block
chaining mode used by Kerberos v4. Its parameters are the same as
DES_ncbc_encrypt().
DES_cfb_encrypt() encrypt/decrypts using cipher feedback mode. This
method takes an array of characters as input and outputs and array of
characters. It does not require any padding to 8 character groups.
Note: the ivec variable is changed and the new changed value needs to
be passed to the next call to this function. Since this function runs
a complete DES ECB encryption per numbits, this function is only
suggested for use when sending small numbers of characters.
DES_cfb64_encrypt()
implements CFB mode of DES with 64bit feedback. Why is this
useful you ask? Because this routine will allow you to encrypt an
arbitrary number of bytes, no 8 byte padding. Each call to this
routine will encrypt the input bytes to output and then update ivec
and num. num contains 'how far' we are though ivec. If this does
not make much sense, read more about cfb mode of DES :).
DES_ede3_cfb64_encrypt() and DES_ede2_cfb64_encrypt() is the same as
DES_cfb64_encrypt() except that TripleDES is used.
DES_ofb_encrypt() encrypts using output feedback mode. This method
takes an array of characters as input and outputs and array of
characters. It does not require any padding to 8 character groups.
Note: the ivec variable is changed and the new changed value needs to
be passed to the next call to this function. Since this function runs
a complete DES ECB encryption per numbits, this function is only
suggested for use when sending small numbers of characters.
DES_ofb64_encrypt() is the same as DES_cfb64_encrypt() using Output
Feed Back mode.
DES_ede3_ofb64_encrypt() and DES_ede2_ofb64_encrypt() is the same as
DES_ofb64_encrypt(), using TripleDES.
The following functions are included in the DES library for
compatibility with the MIT Kerberos library.
DES_cbc_cksum() produces an 8 byte checksum based on the input stream
(via CBC encryption). The last 4 bytes of the checksum are returned
and the complete 8 bytes are placed in output. This function is
used by Kerberos v4. Other applications should use
EVP_DigestInit(3) etc. instead.
DES_quad_cksum() is a Kerberos v4 function. It returns a 4 byte
checksum from the input bytes. The algorithm can be iterated over the
input, depending on out_count, 1, 2, 3 or 4 times. If output is
nonNULL, the 8 bytes generated by each pass are written into
output.
The following are DESbased transformations:
DES_fcrypt() is a fast version of the Unix crypt(3) function. This
version takes only a small amount of space relative to other fast
crypt() implementations. This is different to the normal crypt in
that the third parameter is the buffer that the return value is
written into. It needs to be at least 14 bytes long. This function
is thread safe, unlike the normal crypt.
DES_crypt() is a faster replacement for the normal system crypt().
This function calls DES_fcrypt() with a static array passed as the
third parameter. This emulates the normal nonthread safe semantics
of crypt(3).
DES_enc_write() writes len bytes to file descriptor fd from
buffer buf. The data is encrypted via pcbc_encrypt (default)
using sched for the key and iv as a starting vector. The actual
data send down fd consists of 4 bytes (in network byte order)
containing the length of the following encrypted data. The encrypted
data then follows, padded with random data out to a multiple of 8
bytes.
DES_enc_read() is used to read len bytes from file descriptor
fd into buffer buf. The data being read from fd is assumed to
have come from DES_enc_write() and is decrypted using sched for
the key schedule and iv for the initial vector.
Warning: The data format used by DES_enc_write() and DES_enc_read()
has a cryptographic weakness: When asked to write more than MAXWRITE
bytes, DES_enc_write() will split the data into several chunks that
are all encrypted using the same IV. So don't use these functions
unless you are sure you know what you do (in which case you might not
want to use them anyway). They cannot handle nonblocking sockets.
DES_enc_read() uses an internal state and thus cannot be used on
multiple files.
DES_rw_mode is used to specify the encryption mode to use with
DES_enc_read() and DES_end_write(). If set to DES_PCBC_MODE (the
default), DES_pcbc_encrypt is used. If set to DES_CBC_MODE
DES_cbc_encrypt is used.
NOTES
Singlekey DES is insecure due to its short key size. ECB mode is
not suitable for most applications; see des_modes(7).
The evp(3) library provides higherlevel encryption functions.
BUGS
DES_3cbc_encrypt() is flawed and must not be used in applications.
DES_cbc_encrypt() does not modify ivec; use DES_ncbc_encrypt()
instead.
DES_cfb_encrypt() and DES_ofb_encrypt() operates on input of 8 bits.
What this means is that if you set numbits to 12, and length to 2, the
first 12 bits will come from the 1st input byte and the low half of
the second input byte. The second 12 bits will have the low 8 bits
taken from the 3rd input byte and the top 4 bits taken from the 4th
input byte. The same holds for output. This function has been
implemented this way because most people will be using a multiple of 8
and because once you get into pulling bytes input bytes apart things
get ugly!
DES_string_to_key() is available for backward compatibility with the
MIT library. New applications should use a cryptographic hash function.
The same applies for DES_string_to_2key().
CONFORMING TO
ANSI X3.106
The des library was written to be source code compatible with
the MIT Kerberos library.
SEE ALSO
crypt(3), des_modes(7), evp(3), rand(3)
HISTORY
In OpenSSL 0.9.7, all des_ functions were renamed to DES_ to avoid
clashes with older versions of libdes. Compatibility des_ functions
are provided for a short while, as well as crypt().
Declarations for these are in <openssl/des_old.h>. There is no DES_
variant for des_random_seed().
This will happen to other functions
as well if they are deemed redundant (des_random_seed() just calls
RAND_seed() and is present for backward compatibility only), buggy or
already scheduled for removal.
des_cbc_cksum(), des_cbc_encrypt(), des_ecb_encrypt(),
des_is_weak_key(), des_key_sched(), des_pcbc_encrypt(),
des_quad_cksum(), des_random_key() and des_string_to_key()
are available in the MIT Kerberos library;
des_check_key_parity(), des_fixup_key_parity() and des_is_weak_key()
are available in newer versions of that library.
des_set_key_checked() and des_set_key_unchecked() were added in
OpenSSL 0.9.5.
des_generate_random_block(), des_init_random_number_generator(),
des_new_random_key(), des_set_random_generator_seed() and
des_set_sequence_number() and des_rand_data() are used in newer
versions of Kerberos but are not implemented here.
des_random_key() generated cryptographically weak random data in
SSLeay and in OpenSSL prior version 0.9.5, as well as in the original
MIT library.
AUTHOR
Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com). Modified for the OpenSSL project
(http://www.openssl.org).
Index
 NAME

 SYNOPSIS

 DESCRIPTION

 NOTES

 BUGS

 CONFORMING TO

 SEE ALSO

 HISTORY

 AUTHOR

Please read "Why adblockers are bad".

Other free services .
