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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 2/2] dm-crypt: Add TCW IV mode for old CBC TCRYPT containers.

On Mon, Oct 28 2013 at  6:21pm -0400,
Milan Broz <gmazyland gmail com> wrote:

> The dmcrypt already can activate TCRYPT (TrueCrypt compatible)
> containers in LRW or XTS block encryption mode.
> TCRYPT containers prior to version 4.1 used CBC mode with some
> additional tweaks.
> This patch adds support for these containers.
> The mode is implemented using special IV generator named TCW
> (TrueCrypt IV with whitening).
> TCW IV supports only containers encrypted with one cipher
> (Tested with AES, Twofish, Serpent, CAST5 and TripleDES).
> While this mode is legacy and is known to be vulnerable
> to some watermarking attacks (e.g. revealing of hidden disk
> existence) it can be still useful to mount old containers
> without using 3rd party software or for independent forensic
> analysis of such containers.
> (Both userspace and kernel code is independent implementation
> based on format documentation and completely avoids use of original
> source code.)
> The TCW IV generator uses two additional keys, Kw (whitening
> seed, size is always 16 bytes - TCW_WHITENING_SIZE) and
> Kiv (IV seed, size is always of the IV size of selected cipher).
> These keys are concatenated to main encryption key in mapping table.
> While whitening is completely independent from IV, it is
> implemented inside IV generator for simplification.
> Whitening value is always 16 bytes long and is calculated
> per sector from provided Kw as initial seed, xored with
> sector number and mixed with CRC32 algorithm.
> Resulting value is xored with ciphertext sector content.
> IV is calculated from provided Kiv as initial seed and
> xored with sector number.
> Detailed calculation is in Truecrypt documentation for version < 4.1
> and will be also described on dmcrypt site
> http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/wiki/DMCrypt
> The experimental support for activation of these containers
> is already present in git devel brach of cryptsetup.
> Signed-off-by: Milan Broz <gmazyland gmail com>

I pushed this to linux-next (for v3.13), see:

Tweaked the header and text in dm-crypt.txt and maybe a few other

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