Big Endian problem for ixp435 found.

Gunter Burchardt gbur at
Thu Sep 23 09:45:28 EDT 2004

Hello Jouni

One of my college found the problem with bigendian by spending hours of
patching hostapd and reading hexdumps. The problem is in sha1.c in
function SHA1Init() u32 initialisation is used which causes endianess
problem if you read with u8 or u16 pointers.

Perhaps you use kernel cryto engine with 2.6 which hasn't this issue.


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