Camellia Encryption for Kerberos 5

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Kerberos Working Group                                    G. Hudson, Ed.
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Intended status: Informational                             March 8, 2012
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                   Camellia Encryption for Kerberos 5


   This document specifies two encryption types and two corresponding
   checksum types for the Kerberos cryptosystem framework defined in RFC
   3961.  The new types use the Camellia block cipher in CBC-mode with
   ciphertext stealing and the CMAC algorithm for integrity protection.

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1.  Introduction

   The Camellia block cipher, described in [RFC3713], has a 128-bit
   block size and a 128-bit, 192-bit, or 256-bit key size, similar to
   AES.  This document specifies Kerberos encryption and checksum types
   for Camellia using 128-bit or 256-bit keys.  The new types conform to
   the framework specified in [RFC3961], but do not use the simplified

   Like the simplified profile, the new types use key derivation to
   produce keys for encryption, integrity protection, and checksum
   operations.  Instead of the [RFC3961] section 5.1 key derivation
   function, the new types use a key derivation function from the family
   specified in [SP800-108].

   The new types use the CMAC algorithm for integrity protection and
   checksum operations.  As a consequence, they do not rely on a hash
   algorithm except when generating keys from strings.

   Like the AES encryption types [RFC3962], the new encryption types use
   CBC mode with ciphertext stealing to avoid the need for padding.
   They also use the same PBKDF2 algorithm for key generation from
   strings, with a modification to the salt string to ensure that
   different keys are generated for Camellia and AES encryption types.

2.  Protocol Key Representation

   The Camellia key space is dense, so we use random octet strings
   directly as keys.  The first bit of the Camellia bit string is the
   high bit of the first byte of the random octet string.

3.  Key Generation from Strings

   We use a variation on the key generation algorithm specified in
   [RFC3962] section 4.

   First, to ensure that different long-term keys are used with Camellia
   and AES, we prepend the enctype name to the salt string, separated by
   a null byte.  The enctype name is "camellia128-cts-cmac" or
   "camellia256-cts-cmac" (without the quotes).

   Second, the final key derivation step uses the algorithm described in
   Section 4 instead of the key derivation algorithm used by the
   simplified profile.

   Third, if no string-to-key parameters are specified, the default

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   number of iterations is raised to 32768.

   saltp = enctype-name | 0x00 | salt
   tkey = random2key(PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA1(passphrase, saltp,
                                      iter_count, keylength))
   key = KDF-FEEDBACK-CMAC(tkey, "kerberos")

4.  Key Derivation
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