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...@@ -69,8 +69,8 @@ R_{i,3} &= ...@@ -69,8 +69,8 @@ R_{i,3} &=
where $`H_0`$, $`H_1`$, $`H_2`$, and $`H_3`$ are different hash where $`H_0`$, $`H_1`$, $`H_2`$, and $`H_3`$ are different hash
functions. In summary: every $`2^8`$ iterations, $`R_{i,3}`$ is functions. In summary: every $`2^8`$ iterations, $`R_{i,3}`$ is
reseeded from $`R_{i,2}`$. Every $`2^16`$ iterations, $`R_{i,2}`$ reseeded from $`R_{i,2}`$. Every $`2^{16}`$ iterations, $`R_{i,2}`$
and $`R_{i,3}`$ are reseeded from $`R_{i,1}`$. Every $`2^24`$ and $`R_{i,3}`$ are reseeded from $`R_{i,1}`$. Every $`2^{24}`$
iterations, $`R_{i,1}`$, $`R_{i,2}`$ and $`R_{i,3}`$ are reseeded iterations, $`R_{i,1}`$, $`R_{i,2}`$ and $`R_{i,3}`$ are reseeded
from $`R_{i,0}`$. from $`R_{i,0}`$.
...@@ -119,26 +119,27 @@ copy of the counter, ratchet, and public key. ...@@ -119,26 +119,27 @@ copy of the counter, ratchet, and public key.
### Message encryption ### Message encryption
This version of Megolm uses AES-256_ in CBC_ mode with [PKCS#7][] padding and This version of Megolm uses [AES-256][] in [CBC][] mode with [PKCS#7][] padding and
HMAC-SHA-256_ (truncated to 64 bits). The 256 bit AES key, 256 bit HMAC key, [HMAC-SHA-256][] (truncated to 64 bits). The 256 bit AES key, 256 bit HMAC key,
and 128 bit AES IV are derived from the megolm ratchet $`R_i`$: and 128 bit AES IV are derived from the megolm ratchet $`R_i`$:
```math ```math
\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned}
AES\_KEY_{i}\;\parallel\;HMAC\_KEY_{i}\;\parallel\;AES\_IV_{i} \mathit{AES\_KEY}_{i}\;\parallel\;\mathit{HMAC\_KEY}_{i}\;\parallel\;\mathit{AES\_IV}_{i}
&= HKDF\left(0,\,R_{i},\text{"MEGOLM\_KEYS"},\,80\right) \\ &= \operatorname{HKDF}\left(0,\,R_{i},\text{"MEGOLM\_KEYS"},\,80\right) \\
\end{aligned} \end{aligned}
``` ```
where $`\parallel`$ represents string splitting, and where $`\parallel`$ represents string splitting, and
$`HKDF\left(salt,\,IKM,\,info,\,L\right)`$ refers to the [HMAC-based key $`\operatorname{HKDF}\left(\mathit{salt},\,\mathit{IKM},\,\mathit{info},\,L\right)`$
refers to the [HMAC-based key
derivation function][] using using [SHA-256][] as the hash function derivation function][] using using [SHA-256][] as the hash function
([HKDF-SHA-256][]) with a salt value of $`salt`$, input key material of ([HKDF-SHA-256][]) with a salt value of $`\mathit{salt}`$, input key material of
$`IKM`$, context string $`info`$, and output keying material length of $`\mathit{IKM}`$, context string $`\mathit{info}`$, and output keying material length of
$`L`$ bytes. $`L`$ bytes.
The plain-text is encrypted with AES-256, using the key $`AES\_KEY_{i}`$ The plain-text is encrypted with AES-256, using the key $`\mathit{AES\_KEY}_{i}`$
and the IV $`AES\_IV_{i}`$ to give the cipher-text, $`X_{i}`$. and the IV $`\mathit{AES\_IV}_{i}`$ to give the cipher-text, $`X_{i}`$.
The ratchet index $`i`$, and the cipher-text $`X_{i}`$, are then packed The ratchet index $`i`$, and the cipher-text $`X_{i}`$, are then packed
into a message as described in [Message format](#message-format). Then the entire message into a message as described in [Message format](#message-format). Then the entire message
...@@ -160,14 +161,14 @@ described in [The Megolm ratchet algorithm](#the-megolm-ratchet-algorithm), usin ...@@ -160,14 +161,14 @@ described in [The Megolm ratchet algorithm](#the-megolm-ratchet-algorithm), usin
```math ```math
\begin{aligned} \begin{aligned}
H_0(A) &\equiv HMAC(A,\text{"\x00"}) \\ H_0(A) &\equiv \operatorname{HMAC}(A,\text{"\x00"}) \\
H_1(A) &\equiv HMAC(A,\text{"\x01"}) \\ H_1(A) &\equiv \operatorname{HMAC}(A,\text{"\x01"}) \\
H_2(A) &\equiv HMAC(A,\text{"\x02"}) \\ H_2(A) &\equiv \operatorname{HMAC}(A,\text{"\x02"}) \\
H_3(A) &\equiv HMAC(A,\text{"\x03"}) \\ H_3(A) &\equiv \operatorname{HMAC}(A,\text{"\x03"}) \\
\end{aligned} \end{aligned}
``` ```
where $`HMAC(A, T)`$ is the HMAC-SHA-256 of ``T``, using ``A`` as the where $`\operatorname{HMAC}(A, T)`$ is the HMAC-SHA-256 of ``T``, using ``A`` as the
key. key.
For outbound sessions, the updated ratchet and counter are stored in the For outbound sessions, the updated ratchet and counter are stored in the
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