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x/crypto: chacha20 lacks method to set counter, which is needed for QUIC #36862

marten-seemann opened this issue Jan 29, 2020 · 1 comment


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@marten-seemann marten-seemann commented Jan 29, 2020

QUIC uses ChaCha20 for its header protection: In order to calculate the header protection mask, a QUIC implementation needs to be able to set the counter based on the ciphertext:

The first 4 bytes of the sampled ciphertext are the block counter.

Unfortunately, x/crypto/chacha20 currently doesn't provide an API to manually set the counter, and I therefore have to maintain a fork for my quic-go.

I already brought this up in #24485 (comment), and @FiloSottile suggested adding a SetCounter method, but it looks like this issue was closed without exposing this method.

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