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Please consider dropping mcrypt usage #5440

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remicollet opened this Issue Dec 18, 2014 · 3 comments

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remicollet commented Dec 18, 2014

libmcrypt is a dead cow. Dead upstream (last change in upstream CVS is 7 years old).

See PHP internals discussion about php-mcrypt, but relying on such a critical (security) API which is unmaintained seems a bad idea.

Lot of other projects start to switch to openssl extension (phpMyAdmin, Roundcubemail, ...) and keep mcrypt as a fallback solution.

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I think this is a reasonable change to do for 3.0 as it can easily be done in a transparent way to the end developer. As long as the ciphertext from one implement decrypts in the other given the same key and iv, I don't forsee any issues.

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markstory commented Dec 18, 2014

I think this is a reasonable change to do for 3.0 as it can easily be done in a transparent way to the end developer. As long as the ciphertext from one implement decrypts in the other given the same key and iv, I don't forsee any issues.

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Additional info: some distro (like RHEL) don't even provide this extension.
(so CakePhp will be unusable on those systems without using some 3rd party repository, ok EPEL provides it)

remicollet commented Dec 18, 2014

Additional info: some distro (like RHEL) don't even provide this extension.
(so CakePhp will be unusable on those systems without using some 3rd party repository, ok EPEL provides it)

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Closing as #5496 is open, and it allows encryption wrappers to work with only openssl installed.

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markstory commented Dec 26, 2014

Closing as #5496 is open, and it allows encryption wrappers to work with only openssl installed.

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