[rfc-dist] RFC 5297 on Synthetic Initialization Vector (SIV) Authenticated Encryption Using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

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        RFC 5297

        Title:      Synthetic Initialization Vector (SIV) Authenticated 
                    Encryption Using the Advanced Encryption Standard 
                    (AES) 
        Author:     D. Harkins
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       October 2008
        Mailbox:    dharkins at arubanetworks.com
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 50374
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-dharkins-siv-aes-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5297.txt

This memo describes SIV (Synthetic Initialization Vector), a block
cipher mode of operation.  SIV takes a key, a plaintext, and multiple
variable-length octet strings that will be authenticated but not
encrypted.  It produces a ciphertext having the same length as the
plaintext and a synthetic initialization vector.  Depending on how it
is used, SIV achieves either the goal of deterministic
authenticated encryption or the goal of nonce-based, misuse-resistant
authenticated encryption.  This memo provides information for the Internet 
community.


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