Changelog

3.4.7 (26 August 2017)

New features

  • API documentation is made with sphinx instead of epydoc.
  • Start using importlib instead of imp where available.

Resolved issues

  • GH#82. Fixed PEM header for RSA/DSA public keys.

3.4.6 (18 May 2017)

Resolved issues

  • GH#65. Keccak, SHA3, SHAKE and the seek functionality for ChaCha20 were not working on big endian machines. Fixed. Thanks to Mike Gilbert.
  • A few fixes in the documentation.

3.4.5 (6 February 2017)

Resolved issues

  • The library can also be compiled using MinGW.

3.4.4 (1 February 2017)

Resolved issues

  • Removed use of alloca().
  • [Security] Removed implementation of deprecated “quick check” feature of PGP block cipher mode.
  • Improved the performance of scrypt by converting some Python to C.

3.4.3 (17 October 2016)

Resolved issues

  • Undefined warning was raised with libgmp version < 5
  • Forgot inclusion of alloca.h
  • Fixed a warning about type mismatch raised by recent versions of cffi

3.4.2 (8 March 2016)

Resolved issues

  • Fix renaming of package for install command.

3.4.1 (21 February 2016)

New features

  • Added option to install the library under the Cryptodome package (instead of Crypto).

3.4 (7 February 2016)

New features

  • Added Crypto.PublicKey.ECC module (NIST P-256 curve only), including export/import of ECC keys.
  • Added support for ECDSA (FIPS 186-3 and RFC6979).
  • For CBC/CFB/OFB/CTR cipher objects, encrypt() and decrypt() cannot be intermixed.
  • CBC/CFB/OFB, the cipher objects have both IV and iv attributes. new() accepts IV as well as iv as parameter.
  • For CFB/OPENPGP cipher object, encrypt() and decrypt() do not require the plaintext or ciphertext pieces to have length multiple of the CFB segment size.
  • Added dedicated tests for all cipher modes, including NIST test vectors
  • CTR/CCM/EAX/GCM/SIV/Salsa20/ChaCha20 objects expose the nonce attribute.
  • For performance reasons, CCM cipher optionally accepted a pre-declaration of the length of the associated data, but never checked if the actual data passed to the cipher really matched that length. Such check is now enforced.
  • CTR cipher objects accept parameter nonce and possibly initial_value in alternative to counter (which is deprecated).
  • All iv/IV and nonce parameters are optional. If not provided, they will be randomly generated (exception: nonce for CTR mode in case of block sizes smaller than 16 bytes).
  • Refactored ARC2 cipher.
  • Added Crypto.Cipher.DES3.adjust_key_parity() function.
  • Added RSA.import_key as an alias to the deprecated RSA.importKey (same for the DSA module).
  • Added size_in_bits() and size_in_bytes() methods to RsaKey.

Resolved issues

  • RSA key size is now returned correctly in RsaKey.__repr__() method (kudos to hannesv).
  • CTR mode does not modify anymore counter parameter passed to new() method.
  • CTR raises OverflowError instead of ValueError when the counter wraps around.
  • PEM files with Windows newlines could not be imported.
  • Crypto.IO.PEM and Crypto.IO.PKCS8 used to accept empty passphrases.
  • GH#6: NotImplementedError now raised for unsupported methods sign, verify, encrypt, decrypt, blind, unblind and size in objects RsaKey, DsaKey, ElGamalKey.

Breaks in compatibility

  • Parameter segment_size cannot be 0 for the CFB mode.
  • For OCB ciphers, a final call without parameters to encrypt must end a sequence of calls to encrypt with data (similarly for decrypt).
  • Key size for ARC2, ARC4 and Blowfish must be at least 40 bits long (still very weak).
  • DES3 (Triple DES module) does not allow keys that degenerate to Single DES.
  • Removed method getRandomNumber in Crypto.Util.number.
  • Removed module Crypto.pct_warnings.
  • Removed attribute Crypto.PublicKey.RSA.algorithmIdentifier.

3.3.1 (1 November 2015)

New features

  • Opt-in for update() after digest() for SHA-3, keccak, BLAKE2 hashes

Resolved issues

  • Removed unused SHA-3 and keccak test vectors, therefore significantly reducing the package from 13MB to 3MB.

Breaks in compatibility

  • Removed method copy() from BLAKE2 hashes
  • Removed ability to update() a BLAKE2 hash after the first call to (hex)digest()

3.3 (29 October 2015)

New features

  • Windows wheels bundle the MPIR library
  • Detection of faults occuring during secret RSA operations
  • Detection of non-prime (weak) q value in DSA domain parameters
  • Added original Keccak hash family (b=1600 only). In the process, simplified the C code base for SHA-3.
  • Added SHAKE128 and SHAKE256 (of SHA-3 family)

Resolved issues

  • GH#3: gcc 4.4.7 unhappy about double typedef

Breaks in compatibility

  • Removed method copy() from all SHA-3 hashes
  • Removed ability to update() a SHA-3 hash after the first call to (hex)digest()

3.2.1 (9 September 2015)

New features

  • Windows wheels are automatically built on Appveyor

3.2 (6 September 2015)

New features

  • Added hash functions BLAKE2b and BLAKE2s.
  • Added stream cipher ChaCha20.
  • Added OCB cipher mode.
  • CMAC raises an exception whenever the message length is found to be too large and the chance of collisions not negligeable.
  • New attribute oid for Hash objects with ASN.1 Object ID
  • Added Crypto.Signature.pss and Crypto.Signature.pkcs1_15
  • Added NIST test vectors (roughly 1200) for PKCS#1 v1.5 and PSS signatures.

Resolved issues

  • tomcrypt_macros.h asm error #1

Breaks in compatibility

  • Removed keyword verify_x509_cert from module method importKey (RSA and DSA).
  • Reverted to original PyCrypto behavior of method verify in PKCS1_v1_5 and PKCS1_PSS.

3.1 (15 March 2015)

New features

  • Speed up execution of Public Key algorithms on PyPy, when backed by the Gnu Multiprecision (GMP) library.
  • GMP headers and static libraries are not required anymore at the time PyCryptodome is built. Instead, the code will automatically use the GMP dynamic library (.so/.DLL) if found in the system at runtime.
  • Reduced the amount of C code by almost 40% (4700 lines). Modularized and simplified all code (C and Python) related to block ciphers. Pycryptodome is now free of CPython extensions.
  • Add support for CI in Windows via Appveyor.
  • RSA and DSA key generation more closely follows FIPS 186-4 (though it is not 100% compliant).

Resolved issues

  • None

Breaks in compatibility

  • New dependency on ctypes with Python 2.4.
  • The counter parameter of a CTR mode cipher must be generated via Crypto.Util.Counter. It cannot be a generic callable anymore.
  • Removed the Crypto.Random.Fortuna package (due to lack of test vectors).
  • Removed the Crypto.Hash.new function.
  • The allow_wraparound parameter of Crypto.Util.Counter is ignored. An exception is always generated if the counter is reused.
  • DSA.generate, RSA.generate and ElGamal.generate do not accept the progress_func parameter anymore.
  • Removed Crypto.PublicKey.RSA.RSAImplementation.
  • Removed Crypto.PublicKey.DSA.DSAImplementation.
  • Removed ambiguous method size() from RSA, DSA and ElGamal keys.

3.0 (24 June 2014)

New features

  • Initial support for PyPy.
  • SHA-3 hash family based on the April 2014 draft of FIPS 202. See modules Crypto.Hash.SHA3_224/256/384/512. Initial Keccak patch by Fabrizio Tarizzo.
  • Salsa20 stream cipher. See module Crypto.Cipher.Salsa20. Patch by Fabrizio Tarizzo.
  • Colin Percival’s scrypt key derivation function (Crypto.Protocol.KDF.scrypt).
  • Proper interface to FIPS 186-3 DSA. See module Crypto.Signature.DSS.
  • Deterministic DSA (RFC6979). Again, see Crypto.Signature.DSS.
  • HMAC-based Extract-and-Expand key derivation function (Crypto.Protocol.KDF.HKDF, RFC5869).
  • Shamir’s Secret Sharing protocol, compatible with ssss (128 bits only). See module Crypto.Protocol.SecretSharing.
  • Ability to generate a DSA key given the domain parameters.
  • Ability to test installation with a simple python -m Crypto.SelfTest.

Resolved issues

  • LP#1193521: mpz_powm_sec() (and Python) crashed when modulus was odd.
  • Benchmarks work again (they broke when ECB stopped working if an IV was passed. Patch by Richard Mitchell.
  • LP#1178485: removed some catch-all exception handlers. Patch by Richard Mitchell.
  • LP#1209399: Removal of Python wrappers caused HMAC to silently produce the wrong data with SHA-2 algorithms.
  • LP#1279231: remove dead code that does nothing in SHA-2 hashes. Patch by Richard Mitchell.
  • LP#1327081: AESNI code accesses memory beyond buffer end.
  • Stricter checks on ciphertext and plaintext size for textbook RSA (kudos to sharego).

Breaks in compatibility

  • Removed support for Python < 2.4.

  • Removed the following methods from all 3 public key object types (RSA, DSA, ElGamal):

    • sign
    • verify
    • encrypt
    • decrypt
    • blind
    • unblind

    Code that uses such methods is doomed anyway. It should be fixed ASAP to use the algorithms available in Crypto.Signature and Crypto.Cipher.

  • The 3 public key object types (RSA, DSA, ElGamal) are now unpickable.

  • Symmetric ciphers do not have a default mode anymore (used to be ECB). An expression like AES.new(key) will now fail. If ECB is the desired mode, one has to explicitly use AES.new(key, AES.MODE_ECB).

  • Unsuccessful verification of a signature will now raise an exception [reverted in 3.2].

  • Removed the Crypto.Random.OSRNG package.

  • Removed the Crypto.Util.winrandom module.

  • Removed the Crypto.Random.randpool module.

  • Removed the Crypto.Cipher.XOR module.

  • Removed the Crypto.Protocol.AllOrNothing module.

  • Removed the Crypto.Protocol.Chaffing module.

  • Removed the parameters disabled_shortcut and overflow from Crypto.Util.Counter.new.

Other changes

  • Crypto.Random stops being a userspace CSPRNG. It is now a pure wrapper over os.urandom.
  • Added certain resistance against side-channel attacks for GHASH (GCM) and DSA.
  • More test vectors for HMAC-RIPEMD-160.
  • Update libtomcrypt headers and code to v1.17 (kudos to Richard Mitchell).
  • RSA and DSA keys are checked for consistency as they are imported.
  • Simplified build process by removing autoconf.
  • Speed optimization to PBKDF2.
  • Add support for MSVC.
  • Replaced HMAC code with a BSD implementation. Clarified that starting from the fork, all contributions are released under the BSD license.