1 public_key Release Notes

1.1  Public_Key 1.5.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed a bug in public_key:ssh_encode/2 that made it possible to erroneously encode e.g. an RSA key with another type e.g. ECDSA in the resulting binary.

    Own Id: OTP-14570 Aux Id: ERIERL-52, OTP-14676

  • Corrected handling of parameterized EC keys in public_key:generate_key/1 so that it will work as expected instead of causing a runtime error in crypto.

    Own Id: OTP-14620

1.2  Public_Key 1.5.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Hostname verification: Add handling of the general name iPAddress in certificate's subject alternative name extension (subjAltName).

    Own Id: OTP-14653

  • Correct key handling in pkix_test_data/1 and use a generic example mail address instead of an existing one.

    Own Id: OTP-14766

1.3  Public_Key 1.5

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • public_key now handles elliptic curve parameters in a consistent way so that decoded ECDSA keys can be correctly re-encoded.


    Own Id: OTP-14621 Aux Id: ERL-480, ERL-481

Improvements and New Features

  • Extend crypto:sign, crypto:verify, public_key:sign and public_key:verify with:

    * support for RSASSA-PS padding for signatures and for saltlength setting
    * X9.31 RSA padding.
    * sha, sha224, sha256, sha384, and sha512 for dss signatures as mentioned in NIST SP 800-57 Part 1.
    * ripemd160 to be used for rsa signatures.

    This is a manual merge of half of the pull request 838 by potatosalad from Sept 2015.

    Own Id: OTP-13704 Aux Id: PR838

  • Add API function pkix_test_data/1 for facilitating automated testing. This is useful for applications that preform X509-certifcate path validation of so called certificate chains, such as TLS.

    Own Id: OTP-14181

  • Improved error propagation and reports

    Own Id: OTP-14236

  • RSAPrivateKey version is set to 'two-prime' instead of using the underlying enumeration value directly.

    Own Id: OTP-14534

  • Deprecated function crypto:rand_uniform/2 is replaced by rand:uniform/1.

    Own Id: OTP-14608

1.4  Public_Key 1.4.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Bug for public_key:generate_key({namedCurve,OID}) fixed.

    Own Id: OTP-14258

Improvements and New Features

  • Modernized internal representation used for crl validation by use of maps.

    Own Id: OTP-14111

  • Support EC key in pkix_sign/2

    Own Id: OTP-14294

1.5  Public_Key 1.4

Improvements and New Features

  • New function pkix_verify_hostname/2,3 Implements certificate hostname checking. See the manual and RFC 6125.

    Own Id: OTP-13009

  • The ssh host key fingerprint generation now also takes a list of algorithms and returns a list of corresponding fingerprints. See public_key:ssh_hostkey_fingerprint/2 and the option silently_accept_hosts in ssh:connect.

    Own Id: OTP-14223

1.6  Public_Key 1.3

Improvements and New Features

  • New function public_key:ssh_hostkey_fingerprint/1,2 to calculate the SSH host key fingerprint string.

    Own Id: OTP-13888 Aux Id: OTP-13887

1.7  Public_Key 1.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The ASN-1 type GeneralName can have more values, then the most common directory name, the code now handles this.

    Own Id: OTP-13554

Improvements and New Features

  • Handle PEM encoded EC public keys

    Own Id: OTP-13408

1.8  Public_Key 1.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • An encapsulated PEM header shall be followed by a blank line

    Own Id: OTP-13381 Aux Id: seq13070

1.9  Public_Key 1.1

Improvements and New Features

  • The 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp256', 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp384' and 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp521' signature algorithms for ssh are implemented. See RFC 5656.

    Own Id: OTP-12936

  • There is now a file (public_key/priv/moduli) which lists size-generator-modulus triples. The purpose is to give servers the possibility to select the crypto primes randomly among a list of pregenerated triples. This reduces the risk for some attacks on diffie-hellman negotiation.

    See the reference manual for public_key:dh_gex_group/4 where the handling of this is described.

    The ssh server (ssh:daemon) uses this.

    Own Id: OTP-13054 Aux Id: OTP-13052

  • Add different upper bounds for diffrent string types as suggested by comment in PKIX1Explicit88.

    Own Id: OTP-13132

1.10  Public_Key 1.0.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Document enhancements

    Own Id: OTP-12986

1.11  Public_Key 1.0

Improvements and New Features

  • public_key: Remove legacy switch compact_bit_string

    E.i bitstrings will not be decode as {Unused, Binary}, they are now Erlang bitstrings.

    Also the compact_bit_string implies the legacy_erlang_types switch So removing the switch will also make OCTET STRING values be represented as binaries.

    Undecoded open type will now be wrapped in a asn1_OPENTYPE tuple.

    This will change some values in records returned by the public_key API making this change a potentiall incompatibility.


    Own Id: OTP-12110

1.12  Public_Key 0.23

Improvements and New Features

  • Improve/extend support for CRL handling.

    Own Id: OTP-12547 Aux Id: OTP-10362

1.13  Public_Key 0.22.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Added missing encoding support for PBES2, and also completed support for PBES1 that was incomplete.

    Own Id: OTP-11915

1.14  Public_Key 0.22

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix incorrect dialyzer spec and types, also enhance documentation.

    Thanks to Ayaz Tuncer.

    Own Id: OTP-11627

  • Application upgrade (appup) files are corrected for the following applications:

    asn1, common_test, compiler, crypto, debugger, dialyzer, edoc, eldap, erl_docgen, et, eunit, gs, hipe, inets, observer, odbc, os_mon, otp_mibs, parsetools, percept, public_key, reltool, runtime_tools, ssh, syntax_tools, test_server, tools, typer, webtool, wx, xmerl

    A new test utility for testing appup files is added to test_server. This is now used by most applications in OTP.

    (Thanks to Tobias Schlager)

    Own Id: OTP-11744

Improvements and New Features

  • Moved elliptic curve definition from the crypto NIF/OpenSSL into Erlang code, adds the RFC-5639 brainpool curves and makes TLS use them (RFC-7027).

    Thanks to Andreas Schultz

    Own Id: OTP-11578

  • Handle v1 CRLs, with no extensions and fixes issues with IDP (Issuing Distribution Point) comparison during CRL validation.

    Thanks to Andrew Thompson

    Own Id: OTP-11761

1.15  Public_Key 0.21

Improvements and New Features

  • Fixed a little typo in public_key documentation. Thanks to Tomas Morstein.

    Own Id: OTP-11380

  • public_key: Workaround for incorrectly encoded utf8 emailAddress. Thanks to Andrew Bennett.

    Own Id: OTP-11470

1.16  Public_Key 0.20

Improvements and New Features

  • Extend PKCS-7 to support SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol).

    Own Id: OTP-10874

  • public_key:pem_entry_decode/2 now handles AES-128-CBC ciphered keys. Thanks to Simon Cornish.

    Own Id: OTP-11281

1.17  Public_Key 0.19

Improvements and New Features

  • Add support for ISO oids and that are somtimes used instead of the PKCS defined oids 1.2.840.113549.1.1.5 and 1.2.840.10040.4.3. Add function pkix_sign_types:/1 that translates oids to to algorithm atoms ex:

    > public_key:pkix_sign_types({1,3,14,3,2,29}). {sha,rsa}

    Own Id: OTP-10873

  • Integrate elliptic curve contribution from Andreas Schultz

    In order to be able to support elliptic curve cipher suites in SSL/TLS, additions to handle elliptic curve infrastructure has been added to public_key and crypto.

    This also has resulted in a rewrite of the crypto API to gain consistency and remove unnecessary overhead. All OTP applications using crypto has been updated to use the new API.

    Impact: Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) offers equivalent security with smaller key sizes than other public key algorithms. Smaller key sizes result in savings for power, memory, bandwidth, and computational cost that make ECC especially attractive for constrained environments.

    Own Id: OTP-11009

1.18  Public_Key 0.18

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix subjectPublicKeyInfo type comment in public_key. Thanks to Ryosuke Nakai.

    Own Id: OTP-10670

Improvements and New Features

  • public_key now supports CRL validation and documents the function public_key:pkix_path_validation/3

    Own Id: OTP-7045

  • Some examples overflowing the width of PDF pages have been corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-10665

  • Fixed typo's in public_key spec.

    Own Id: OTP-10723

  • Corrected PKCS-10 documentation and added some PKCS-9 support that is fairly commonly used by PKCS-10. Full support for PKCS-9 will be added later.

    Own Id: OTP-10767

1.19  Public_Key 0.17

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • ssh_decode now handles comments, at the end of the line, containing withe spaces correctly

    Own Id: OTP-9361

  • Add missing references to sha224 and sha384

    Own Id: OTP-9362 Aux Id: seq12116

Improvements and New Features

  • public_key now supports PKCS-10 and includes exprimental support for PKCS-7

    Own Id: OTP-10509 Aux Id: kunagi-291 [202]

1.20  Public_Key 0.16

Improvements and New Features

  • Add crypto and public_key support for the hash functions SHA224, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512 and also hmac and rsa_sign/verify support using these hash functions. Thanks to Andreas Schultz for making a prototype.

    Own Id: OTP-9908

  • Optimize RSA private key handling in crypto and public_key.

    Own Id: OTP-10065

1.21  Public_Key 0.15

Improvements and New Features

  • Changed ssh implementation to use the public_key application for all public key handling. This is also a first step for enabling a callback API for supplying public keys and handling keys protected with password phrases.

    Additionally the test suites where improved so that they do not copy the users keys to test server directories as this is a security liability. Also ipv6 and file access issues found in the process has been fixed.

    This change also solves OTP-7677 and OTP-7235

    This changes also involves some updates to public_keys ssh-functions.

    Own Id: OTP-9911

1.22  Public_Key 0.14

Improvements and New Features

  • public_key, ssl and crypto now supports PKCS-8

    Own Id: OTP-9312

  • The asn1 decoder/encoder now uses a runtime nif from the asn1 application if it is available.

    Own Id: OTP-9414

1.23  Public_Key 0.13

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • replace "a ssl" with "an ssl" reindent pkix_path_validation/3 Trivial documentation fixes (Thanks to Christian von Roques )

    Own Id: OTP-9464

1.24  Public_Key 0.12

Improvements and New Features

  • The public_key application now supports encode/decode of ssh public-key files.

    Own Id: OTP-9144

1.25  Public_Key 0.11

Improvements and New Features

  • Allows the public_key module to decode and encode RSA and DSA keys encoded using the SubjectPublicKeyInfo format. When pem_entry_encode is called on an RSA or DSA public key type, the key is wrapped in the SubjectPublicKeyInfo format.

    Own Id: OTP-9061

1.26  Public_Key 0.10

Improvements and New Features

  • Improved dialyzer specs.

    Own Id: OTP-8964

1.27  Public_Key 0.9

Improvements and New Features

  • Updated ssl to ignore CA certs that violate the asn1-spec for a certificate, and updated public key asn1 spec to handle inherited DSS-params.

    Own Id: OTP-7884

  • Changed ssl implementation to retain backwards compatibility for old option {verify, 0} that shall be equivalent to {verify, verify_none}, also separate the cases unknown ca and selfsigned peer cert, and restored return value of deprecated function public_key:pem_to_der/1.

    Own Id: OTP-8858

  • Better handling of v1 and v2 certificates. V1 and v2 certificates does not have any extensions so then validate_extensions should just accept that there are none and not end up in missing_basic_constraints clause.

    Own Id: OTP-8867

  • Changed the verify fun so that it differentiate between the peer certificate and CA certificates by using valid_peer or valid as the second argument to the verify fun. It may not always be trivial or even possible to know when the peer certificate is reached otherwise.


    Own Id: OTP-8873

1.28  Public_Key 0.8

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Handling of unknown CA certificates was changed in ssl and public_key to work as intended.

    Own Id: OTP-8788

Improvements and New Features

  • Revise the public_key API - Cleaned up and documented the public_key API to make it useful for general use, also changed ssl to use the new API.

    Own Id: OTP-8722

  • Added the functionality so that the verification fun will be called when a certificate is considered valid by the path validation to allow access to each certificate in the path to the user application. Also try to verify subject-AltName, if unable to verify it let the application verify it.

    Own Id: OTP-8825

1.29  Public_Key 0.7

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Certificates without any extensions could not be handled by public_key.

    Own Id: OTP-8626

Improvements and New Features

  • Code cleanup and minor bugfixes.

    Own Id: OTP-8649

1.30  Public_Key 0.6

Improvements and New Features

  • Support for Diffie-Hellman. ssl-3.11 requires public_key-0.6.

    Own Id: OTP-7046

  • Moved extended key usage test for ssl values to ssl.

    Own Id: OTP-8553 Aux Id: seq11541, OTP-8554

1.31  Public_Key 0.5

Improvements and New Features

  • Added public_key:pkix_transform/2 to enable ssl to send CA list during Certificate Request.

    NOTE: SSL (new_ssl) requires public_key-0.5. ssl usage.

    Own Id: OTP-8372

1.32  Public_Key 0.4

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation is now built with open source tools (xsltproc and fop) that exists on most platforms. One visible change is that the frames are removed.

    Own Id: OTP-8250

1.33  Public_Key 0.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Unknown attributes in certificates are left encoded instead of crashing. Patch by Will "wglozer" thanks.

    Own Id: OTP-8100

Improvements and New Features

  • Allow public_key:pem_to_der/[1,2] to take a binary as argument in addition to a filename. Patch by Geoff Cant, thanks.

    Own Id: OTP-8142

1.34  Public_Key 0.2

Improvements and New Features

  • X509 certificate handling has been extended and improved as a result of more extensive testing of both the ssl and public_key application. Even more extensions of the certificate handling is yet to be implemented.

    Own Id: OTP-7860

1.35  Public_Key 0.1

Improvements and New Features

  • First version.

    Own Id: OTP-7637