IV handling in symmetric modes in libgcrypt

Damian Vizar damian.vizar at epfl.ch
Thu Feb 2 17:06:52 CET 2017


I have a fairly simple question: for the symmetric blockcipher modes of 
operation (I am mostly interested in AEAD modes), does the IV have to be 
re-set manually for every encryption, or is there some mechanism that 
updates the IV automatically? (E.g. by counter-like incrementation).

I tried to figure it out on my own, but I am not familiar with the code 
of libgcrypt.


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