Crypto++  8.6
Free C++ class library of cryptographic schemes
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xts.h File Reference

Classes for XTS block cipher mode of operation. More...

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Classes

class  XTS_ModeBase
 XTS block cipher mode of operation default implementation. More...
 
class  XTS_Final< CIPHER >
 XTS block cipher mode of operation implementation. More...
 
struct  XTS< CIPHER >
 XTS block cipher mode of operation. More...
 

Macros

#define CRYPTOPP_XTS_WIDE_BLOCK_CIPHERS   0
 Enable XTS for wide block ciphers. More...
 
#define XTS_Mode   XTS
 

Detailed Description

Classes for XTS block cipher mode of operation.

XTS mode is a wide block mode defined by IEEE P1619-2008. NIST SP-800-38E approves the mode for storage devices citing IEEE 1619-2007. IEEE 1619-2007 provides both a reference implementation and test vectors. The IEEE reference implementation fails to arrive at the expected result for some test vectors.

See also
Modes of Operation on the Crypto++ wiki, Evaluation of Some Blockcipher Modes of Operation, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: The XTS-AES Mode for Confidentiality on Storage Devices, IEEE P1619-2007 and IEEE P1619/XTS, inconsistent reference implementation and test vectors.
Since
Crypto++ 8.3

Definition in file xts.h.

Macro Definition Documentation

◆ CRYPTOPP_XTS_WIDE_BLOCK_CIPHERS

#define CRYPTOPP_XTS_WIDE_BLOCK_CIPHERS   0

Enable XTS for wide block ciphers.

XTS is only defined for AES. The library can support wide block ciphers like Kaylna and Threefish since we know the polynomials. To enable wide block ciphers define CRYPTOPP_XTS_WIDE_BLOCK_CIPHERS to non-zero. Note this is a library compile time define.

There is risk involved with using XTS with wider block ciphers. According to Phillip Rogaway, "The narrow width of the underlying PRP and the poor treatment of fractional final blocks are problems."

See also
Evaluation of Some Blockcipher Modes of Operation
Since
Crypto++ 8.3

Definition at line 42 of file xts.h.