hacspec is a proposal for a new specification language for crypto primitives that is succinct, that is easy to read and implement, and that lends itself to formal verification.
hacspec aims to formalize the pseudocode used in crypto standards by proposing a formal syntax that can be checked for simple errors. hacspec specifications can then be tested against test vectors specified in a common syntax.
hacspec specifications can also be compiled to cryptol, coq, F*, easycrypt, and hence can be used as the basis for formal proofs of functional correctness, cryptographic security, and side-channel resistance.
This project is still in relatively early stages.
The wiki contains an overview of the hacspec architecture as well as its current state.
The master branch holds a stable version of hacspec. Development happens on the dev branch. Please file pull requests against that branch.
See compiler for details.
How to use
To use hacspec in your project install the hacspec python package as follows.
Installation via pip
hacspec is distributed as a pip package
pip install hacspec
To install the hacspec package from its source clone this repository and run
make -C build install
Now you can use the speclib in your python code with
from hacspec.speclib import *
The package further provides a tool to check hacpsec files for its correctness
example directory for a spec using the hacspec python package.
When working on hacspec itself installation is not necessary. The makefile has three main targets
make run // disabled type checker make check // check hacspec compliance make test // run tests with type checker enabled make compiler // run the full spec checker and compiler (this requires ocaml)
to run or check specs.
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