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1 Cryptsetup 1.6.4 Release Notes
4 Changes since version 1.6.3
6 * Implement new erase (with alias luksErase) command.
8 The erase cryptsetup command can be used to permanently erase
9 all keyslots and make the LUKS container inaccessible.
10 (The only way to unlock such device is to use LUKS header backup
11 created before erase command was used.)
13 You do not need to provide any password for this operation.
15 This operation is irreversible.
17 * Add internal "whirlpool_gcryptbug hash" for accessing flawed
18 Whirlpool hash in gcrypt (requires gcrypt 1.6.1 or above).
20 The gcrypt version of Whirlpool hash algorithm was flawed in some
23 This means that if you used Whirlpool in LUKS header and upgraded
24 to new gcrypt library your LUKS container become inaccessible.
26 Please refer to cryptsetup FAQ for detail how to fix this situation.
28 * Allow to use --disable-gcrypt-pbkdf2 during configuration
29 to force use internal PBKDF2 code.
31 * Require gcrypt 1.6.1 for imported implementation of PBKDF2
32 (PBKDF2 in gcrypt 1.6.0 is too slow).
34 * Add --keep-key to cryptsetup-reencrypt.
36 This allows change of LUKS header hash (and iteration count) without
37 the need to reencrypt the whole data area.
38 (Reencryption of LUKS header only without master key change.)
40 * By default verify new passphrase in luksChangeKey and luksAddKey
41 commands (if input is from terminal).
43 * Fix memory leak in Nettle crypto backend.
45 * Support --tries option even for TCRYPT devices in cryptsetup.
47 * Support --allow-discards option even for TCRYPT devices.
48 (Note that this could destroy hidden volume and it is not suggested
49 by original TrueCrypt security model.)
51 * Link against -lrt for clock_gettime to fix undefined reference
52 to clock_gettime error (introduced in 1.6.2).
54 * Fix misleading error message when some algorithms are not available.
56 * Count system time in PBKDF2 benchmark if kernel returns no self usage info.
57 (Workaround to broken getrusage() syscall with some hypervisors.)