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Doc Bug #61203 RSA encryption fails without padding
Submitted: 2012-02-28 16:42 UTC Modified: 2012-02-29 10:50 UTC
Avg. Score:3.9 ± 1.1
Reproduced:10 of 11 (90.9%)
Same Version:3 (30.0%)
Same OS:3 (30.0%)
From: w3ricardo-php at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: OpenSSL related
PHP Version: 5.3.10 OS: Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-02-28 16:42 UTC] w3ricardo-php at yahoo dot com
openssl_public_encrypt fails with the argument OPENSSL_NO_PADDING. Without it, it works fine.

Test script:
$configargs = array
   ("private_key_bits" => 4096,
    "private_key_type" => OPENSSL_KEYTYPE_RSA,
    "encrypt_key" => false);
$key = openssl_pkey_new($configargs);
$details = openssl_pkey_get_details($pubkey);
$pubkey = $details['key'];
$r = openssl_public_encrypt("This is a test", $crypted, $pubkey, OPENSSL_NO_PADDING);
if ($r) {
  echo "encrypt no padding: true\n";
} else {
  echo "encrypt no padding: false\n";
  $r = openssl_public_encrypt("This is a test", $crypted, $pubkey);
  if ($r) {
    echo "encrypt with padding: true\n";
  } else {
    echo "encrypt with padding: false\n";

Expected result:
encrypt no padding: true

Actual result:
encrypt no padding: false
encrypt with padding: true


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 [2012-02-28 18:15 UTC] w3ricardo-php at yahoo dot com
If you provide the data with the correct size, by appending "\0"s for example, the function works. Now it's obvious, after two days of work. Maybe the documentation should address that.
 [2012-02-29 09:33 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Assigned -Assigned To: +Assigned To: ab
 [2012-02-29 10:49 UTC]
To be documented, as the padding area in the openssl doc is rather small :)
 [2012-02-29 10:49 UTC]
-Type: Bug +Type: Documentation Problem
 [2012-02-29 10:50 UTC]
-Assigned To: ab +Assigned To:
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