Bug#516922: cryptmount: couldn't find libgcrypt cipher "blowfish"

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Feb 24 14:36:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:09, agustin.martin at hispalinux.es said:

> Last libgcrypt11 seems to have added a problem regarding cryptmount. Since I

Cryptmount does not properly initialize Libgcrypt.  From the NEWS file:

Noteworthy changes in version 1.4.3 (2008-09-18)

 * Try to auto-initialize Libgcrypt to minimize the effect of
   applications not doing that correctly.  This is not a perfect
   solution but given that many applicationion would totally fail
   without such a hack, we try to help at least with the most common
   cases.  Folks, please read the manual to learn how to properly
   initialize Libgcrypt!

For security reasons, Libgcrypt starts up in FIPS-140 mode and drops out
of it only if it has been properly initialized.  Blowfish is not an FIPS
140 approved algorithm, thus it is not available.

Please fix Cryptmout.



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