Endianness of EVP_PKEY_encryp output
openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Wed Apr 5 00:04:23 UTC 2023
On Tue, Apr 04, 2023 at 11:02:33PM +0000, Viken Kondakji wrote:
> I am using EVP_PKEY_encrypt, and running on a little-endian host using
> RSA public key. Will the binary output of my encryption be in
Your mistake is using EVP_PKEY_encrypt() directly, rather than a high
level primitive, like CMS_EncryptedData_encrypt().
> The target destination wants the binary data in big-endian and then
> encoded to base 64.
If they are looking for raw RSA signatures, they too are misguided.
> A man of EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3) on my host does not mention any
You shouldn't be using this function directly. It is only for use in
higher-level protocols. Naive misuse inevitably leads to significant
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