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authorStephan Mueller <>2016-02-09 15:37:47 +0100
committerHerbert Xu <>2016-02-17 04:07:51 +0800
commit28856a9e52c7cac712af6c143de04766617535dc (patch)
tree4ee6c79e76f8eadc0148bfeb09fd146c9d53fabf /crypto
parent730d02e27670fa5b6a55778d11023c5897d87d57 (diff)
crypto: xts - consolidate sanity check for keys
The patch centralizes the XTS key check logic into the service function xts_check_key which is invoked from the different XTS implementations. With this, the XTS implementations in ARM, ARM64, PPC and S390 have now a sanity check for the XTS keys similar to the other arches. In addition, this service function received a check to ensure that the key != the tweak key which is mandated by FIPS 140-2 IG A.9. As the check is not present in the standards defining XTS, it is only enforced in FIPS mode of the kernel. Signed-off-by: Stephan Mueller <> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>
Diffstat (limited to 'crypto')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/crypto/xts.c b/crypto/xts.c
index f6fd43f100c8..26ba5833b994 100644
--- a/crypto/xts.c
+++ b/crypto/xts.c
@@ -35,16 +35,11 @@ static int setkey(struct crypto_tfm *parent, const u8 *key,
struct priv *ctx = crypto_tfm_ctx(parent);
struct crypto_cipher *child = ctx->tweak;
- u32 *flags = &parent->crt_flags;
int err;
- /* key consists of keys of equal size concatenated, therefore
- * the length must be even */
- if (keylen % 2) {
- /* tell the user why there was an error */
- return -EINVAL;
- }
+ err = xts_check_key(parent, key, keylen);
+ if (err)
+ return err;
/* we need two cipher instances: one to compute the initial 'tweak'
* by encrypting the IV (usually the 'plain' iv) and the other