Library to interface with the Linux kernel crypto API
ifalg is a Python 3 library to interface with the Linux kernel crypto API. This is generally slower than using a library like OpenSSL or PyCrypto, but it could be useful if you have cryptographic hardware supported by Linux.
- For the moment only skcipher and hash algorithms are supported.
- Algorithm metadata is parsed from /proc/crypto
ifalg should work on any Linux distribution with a modern kernel, in order to use this tool you need to have the folowing options enabled on the kernel:
To install just use pip:
pip install ifalg
Using a hash algorithm:
>>> from ifalg import Hash >>> hash = Hash('sha1') >>> hash.hexdigest(b'hello world') '2aae6c35c94fcfb415dbe95f408b9ce91ee846ed'
Using a keyed hash algorithm:
>>> from ifalg import Hash >>> hash = Hash('cmac(des3_ede)', key=bytes.fromhex('8aa83bf8cbda10620bc1bf19fbb6cd58bc313d4a371ca8b5')) >>> hash.hexdigest(bytes.fromhex('6bc1bee22e409f96')) '8e8f293136283797'
Encryption and Decryption:
>>> from ifalg import SKCipher >>> cipher = SKCipher('cbc(aes)', key=bytes.fromhex('790afba9cfbc095b682666a6999a38ed'), iv=bytes.fromhex('fb1f88c0f23d6aa6dde475c018d7f482')) >>> msg = bytes.fromhex('4e0c74c8d67862a9732604f62f4ad316') >>> cipherText = cipher.encrypt(msg) >>> cipherText b'\x7ftT$Z\xf4\xe6|\xd2)cA\xf2\x1d\xcb\xa9' >>> plainText = cipher.decrypt(cipherText) >>> plainText b'N\x0ct\xc8\xd6xb\xa9s&\x04\xf6/J\xd3\x16' >>> plainText == msg True
Streaming encryption and decryption:
>>> from ifalg import SKCipherStream >>> stream = SKCipherStream('cbc(aes)', key=bytes.fromhex('790afba9cfbc095b682666a6999a38ed'), iv=bytes.fromhex('fb1f88c0f23d6aa6dde475c018d7f482')) >>> stream.write(b'0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef') 32 >>> cipherText = stream.read(32)
For any thoughts about this software, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find a bug or have any idea to improve this tool, please use Github’s issues <https://github.com/manologab/python-ifalg/issues>.
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