Bug 85827 - Use ChaCha20 instead of RC4 in arc4random
Summary: Use ChaCha20 instead of RC4 in arc4random
Alias: None
Product: libbsd
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libbsd (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Guillem Jover
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Reported: 2014-11-04 01:15 UTC by thepouar
Modified: 2015-12-01 02:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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patch to add chacha20 support, taken from https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=747671#10 (12.39 KB, patch)
2015-01-16 18:46 UTC, thepouar
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Description thepouar 2014-11-04 01:15:30 UTC
Someone once submitted this to the Debian bugtracker, but this probably should be resolved upstream. OpenBSD, the guys who came up with arc4random uses ChaCha20 since 5.5 released in May 2014
Comment 2 Guillem Jover 2015-09-23 22:46:16 UTC

This is fixed now in the pu/arc4random branch at http://git.hadrons.org/cgit/libbsd.git/, which still needs some testing and some polishing, but it will be included in the upcoming release which should happen within the coming couple of weeks at most.
Comment 3 Guillem Jover 2015-12-01 02:10:03 UTC
This has now been released as part of libbsd 0.8.0.

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